Early Keyboard Journal

Early Keyboard Journal is a refereed periodical published annually by the Historical Keyboard Society. It is the only scholarly English-language journal devoted solely to the music, performance practices, and organology of keyboard instruments to about 1850.

The current issue of the Early Keyboard Journal is being put together by

Kathryn L. Libin
Associate Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music
Vassar College

The next journal will be worked on by:

John Koster
Conservator & Professor of Music
Curator and Keyboard Instruments
National Music Museum
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069


Articles for Vols. 27-28/2011

Cea Galán, Andrés.  “New Approaches to the Music of Antonio de Cabezón.”

Friesen, Michael D.  “Christian and John Veltenair, Musical Instrument Makers.”

Johnson, Calvert.  “Insights into Early 17ith-century Italian Ornamentation and Musica ficta, particularly Frescobaldi’s Fiori musicali, from the Torino Tablatures.”

Koster, John.  “The Lyra Celi by Raymundo Truchado, 1625.”

Latcham, Michael.  “Two Hammerflügel by Johann David Schiedmayer of 1783 and 1794.”

Sutherland, David.  “On the Numbers of Pianos made in Florence 1700-1750, and on what those Numbers mean.”

Tsalka, Michael.  “Daniel Gottlob Türk’s Leichte Klaviersonaten:  Their Pedagogical Value In the Formation of the Late Eighteenth-Century Keyboardist.”



Cencer, Bethany.  Fiori musicali:  Liber amicorum Alexander Silbiger, ed. Claire Fontjin and Susan Parisi.

Hosford, Desmond.  The Mirror of Human Life:  François Couperin, by Jane Clark and Derek Comron.

Montgomery, Vivian S.  Music and the Southern Belle:  From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer, by Candace Bailey.

Speerstra, Joel.  Artifacts in Use:  The Paradox of Restoration and the Conservation of Organs, by John R. Watson.

Willis, Andrew.  Chopin e il suono di Pleyel/Chopin and the Pleyel Sound/Chopin et le son Pleyel, ed. Florence Gétreau.


Editorial Board:

Eva Badura-Skoda, Vienna
Craig J. Cramer, University of Notre Dame
Cynthia Adams Hoover, Smithsonian Institution, Emerita
John Koster, National Music Museum
Edward L. Kottick, University of Iowa, Emeritus
Joyce Lindorff, Temple University
Sandra P. Rosenblum, Concord Academy, Emerita
David Schulenberg, Wagner College
David Yearsley, Cornell University