NEUPERT harpsichord "Bach"
|The NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord combines different and exciting aspects of the harpsichord's renaissance in the 20th century.
At the time of the conception of this instrument during the 1930s NEUPERT had two points of reference. Firstly, the so called "Bach-Harpsichord" (no. 316 of the Berlin museum), which was presumed originally to have been in the possession of J.S. Bach (and which was, according to our present knowledge, at least in the vicinity of J.S. Bach). Secondly, NEUPERT's design of the "Bach" harpsichord in terms of the construction, acoustics, and basic touch was chosen in accordance with the spirit of the period.
During the following decades the development of the NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord was continued to maintain pace with the newly-gained knowledge of historical harpsichord building. Today you may encounter a NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord as a successful instrument in the concert halls of all continents.
However if one prefers to play on a harpsichord made strictly following original period instruments you will find as an alternative "copies" in the NEUPERT range. However, let us remember that the NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord has gained its own "authenticity" owing to a number of 20th-century compositions dedicated to this type of harpsichord.