The Da Vince piano that maybe is mostly not a Da Vinci piano

Norman Lebrecht, writing in the Slipped Disk blog, debunks a piano, sort of: Leonardo’s instrument? No, it’s a reproduction of an obscure German contraption There has been much press hooh-hah about a bowed keyboard instrument imagined by Leonardo da Vinci and built by an enterprising Pole. But does it pass the acid test of musicology? Apparently not. […]