Latest revision: 6 March 2015

Christopher Hogwood's collection of keyboard instruments goes on sale next week at Gardiner Houlgate's auction rooms on the outskirts of Corsham, near Bath. Included is this square piano by John Pohlman on which he recorded the duet by John Christian Bach with Christoph Rousset in 1995. (The other piano was by Zumpe). Among the hundreds of violins and guitars the sale also features a grand piano by Clementi & Co. dated to 1804.

Here you will find accurate and reliable information about antique keyboard instruments and their makers. This site is frequently scanned and archived by the British Library.

Research is ongoing. If you would like to follow the progress there is a blog spot newly added to this site: michael's blog.

Meanwhile our recently updated page on Sebastien Erard can be found by this link More information

It is encouraging to see that our youtube video featuring a Longman & Broderip piano, passed 660 views in February and continues to delight more people. If you liked that, and many people say they did, there is another to come soon, when enough material is in hand, featuring pianos by Pohlman and by Zumpe.

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