Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

The fashion for Flemish harpsichords in France: a new appreciation

Abstract : The long-standing fashion in Paris for instruments made in Antwerp is already well known through many texts, archival documents, and the examination of a large numbers of instruments. Here new documents are presented concerning Flemish instruments in the hands of French musicians and patrons (Marie-Françoise Certain, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Pierre Crozat). Ruckers instruments sold in Paris sales during the eighteenth century are revisited and Flemish instruments in the Conservatoire in Paris (1793-1822) are studied from the point of view of heritage, conservation and pedagogy.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Florence Gétreau <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:10:46 PM
Last modification on : Friday, September 14, 2018 - 9:56:02 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:30:21 AM


Explicit agreement for this submission


  • HAL Id : halshs-00117525, version 1



Florence Gétreau. The fashion for Flemish harpsichords in France: a new appreciation. Kielinstrumente aus der Werkstatt Ruckers zu Konzeption, Bauweise und Ravalement sowie Restaurierung und Konservierung, Händel-Haus Halle, Sep 1996, Halle, Germany. pp.114-135. ⟨halshs-00117525⟩



Record views


Files downloads