The Harpsichords are works of art

"Revisiting the balance of an ancient art is an important task. The life of the fibers is a sonorous union that teaches and delights every wise ear. Quality is respect for a language that is independent of human interpretations. It entrusts keyboards with the task of finding harmony with the composition and giving voice to an instrument that has a soul. "

This short caption summarizes the importance of a musical instrument. The ambitious task of keeping an ancient trade alive, which gives Italy prestige. A significant number of masters, scholars, passionate harpsichordists of international culture, experts in evaluating the materials used for the construction of these instruments, appreciate Italian craftsmanship with great interest. It is our wish, in this workshop from the name "Frezzato & Di Mattia Harpsichords" to translate the study, the knowledge into timbric and structural stability. he precious woods we use in our instruments are: bois de rose, walnut, ebony makassar, padouk, beech, cypress, rosewood, pear etc. The resonance spruce used in the soundboards comes from the Val di Fiemme (Italy) and from the Swiss mountains. We dedicate a lot of attention to the seasoning of the wood, to the study and research of sound, to the quality of the strings. Jacks, keyboards, registers, bridges, soundboards (spruce and cypress) are entirely handmade. We create faithful copies of historical instruments or at the request of the customer in relation to his needs. Each element must guarantee quality. The frames and moulding are often in gold leaf and enriched with cabinet-making elements as well as the hand-turned bases. Each construction is a unique project. We are proud of our passion and can contribute to the growth of an instrument that we consider a work of art.

Extract of the concert of Maestro Costantino Mastroprimiano c/o Sala del Romanino Padua



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