What is a Harpsichord?
Introducing the Harpsichord
How Mozart Sounds on Harpsichord (18th century)
Les Cyclopes: Harpsichord Solo
J.S. Bach: Prelude in E Flat Major BWV 998, JungHae Kim, harpsichord
A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard which activates a row of levers that in turn trigger a mechanism that plucks one or more strings with a small plectrum.
Other baroque instruments
Bowed string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths
Woodwind musical instrument