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continuo
main use of Italian harpsichord
solo performance
main use of German harpsichord
chamber music
main use of French harpsichord
metal tangent
plucking mechanism on a harpsichord
clavichord
quiet keyboard instrument used in "domestic setting"
buff stop
leather covering harpischord strings to quieten sound
machine pedal
uses additional registers of harpsichord to increase volume
Venetian swell
shutters over harpischord strings to increase volume
Cristofori
inventor of the piano
4 octaves
compass of Cristofori's 1700 piano
1780
first known piano in Salzburg
interchangeability
music played on multiple keyboard instruments
light orchestration
reduced numbers of strings in 18th century keyboard concertos
Viennese piano
"efficient damping" for speed and detailed ornaments
English piano
"sonorous" loud tenor and bass registers