The idea to put orchestral or vocal music on the piano came into being at the end of the 18th Century when the piano began to displace the harpsichord .
In both the concertos and cantatas, the continuo consists of harpsichord , cello, and theorbo.
Clavier or Klavier normally meant the clavichord, whereas the harpsichord was usually called Instrument or Cembalo.
Her harpsichord and clavichord playing has influenced her piano playing, for example.
William Christie is a fine Handel stylist though I was surprised he did not direct from the harpsichord as Handel would have done.
For a rather odd alternative, we have Glenn Gould playing four of the Eight Suites on a harpsichord .
With playing such as this, arguments regarding on which sort of instrument, whether piano or harpsichord , they should be played, become redundant.
These six sonatas reflect Bach's increased interest in the harpsichord .
The harpsichord was remarkably bright, and thus at times also rather overpowering.
Curiously, this is the one solo keyboard piece of Bach's I've heard that really demands a harpsichord .