Harpsichord Michel de Mayer

Brussels, 1983

Facsimile of a Carlo Grimaldi, Messina, 1697 (Nürnberg GNM), built in 1984 by Michel De Mayer, Brussels

Side walls from cypres, cabinet from populus, decorated by de Mayer with flowers and bird figures in trompe l’oeil.

Description: 2,52m, 1 keyboard, 4 1/2 octaves, 2x 8′
Repertoire: 17th, begin of 18th century
Particular: broad and rich sound, organ basses and open discant.