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News 2016: (US) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions: The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (Auction 11 May 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 11, 2016

The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments to be auctioned to support The Finchcocks Charity for Musical Education

Donnington Priory - Renowned exponent of the fortepiano Richard Burnett will sell his highly esteemed collection of over 70 historic keyboard instruments on Wednesday 11th May 2016. The sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions aims to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity, helping to promote and preserve the playing of original instruments for the next generation.  ...


"It is a privilege to be handling the Richard Burnett collection, among the largest and most comprehensive collection of keyboards to come to the market in recent years. We are proud to be able to help Richard and Katrina Burnett keep their museum's legacy which has been admired by music lovers and academics throughout the world." Commented Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Deputy Chairmen, Rupert Powell and Will Richards.

The collection was formed over 50 years by Richard Burnett. It features some of the best playing instruments in the world - fortepianos, chamber organs, clavichords and harpsichords from the 17th to late 19th century." ...

Visit the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions website to read the full description of the auction, phone numbers etc.