Sitting up there at that little spindly-legged organ, he looked enormous, bigger than life, like a gorilla at a harpsichord.
My fiance plays the harpsichord, and her sister sings like Orpheus.
I am very fond of books and music; my harpsichord was my delight.
The harpsichord was by the fireplace—Francezka was always devoted to the harpsichord and played more skilfully upon it every year.
If you will accompany me, Baron von Walter, I will try a piece on the harpsichord!
The first thing he did was to take a number of concertos written for the violin by Vivaldi, and set them for the harpsichord.
Such an instrument has been made, and called the 'harpsichord harmonica.'
The concertos for the harpsichord which Burney published soon after his return to London were regarded with much admiration.
harpsichord, inscribed "Jacobus Kirkman, Londini, fecit 1772."
They vied with one another in arranging Italian concertos for the harpsichord and organ.
A stringed keyboard instrument much used in the baroque era in music. The keys of a harpsichord move small devices that pluck the strings; the strings are not struck with hammers, as in a piano. Thus, although harpsichords often look much like pianos, their characteristic tinkly sound is unlike that of the piano, and a harpsichordist cannot change the volume of the sound by striking the keys harder, as a pianist can.