The Hauslaib claviorgan in the Museu de la Música de Barcelona
The claviorgan of Lorenz Hauslaib is one of the most singular and surprising instruments of the rich collection of the Museu de la Música de Barcelona. It is a peculiar and ingenious object that brings together the mechanics of a small organ and those of a small spinet that can sound at the same time, mixing the two timbres, and that fit inside a luxurious furniture of small dimensions. It is one of the very few claviorgans from the sixteenth century that are preserved throughout the world, and probably the only one that, 400 years after its construction, is able to be touched, achieving, with the materials of the time, a magnificent and captivating sound result. This has been possible thanks to the long process of research, study and restoration promoted by the Museu, and which has had the privilege of meeting the rigorous recovery task carried out by the constructor Joan Martí and the orchestra workshop Gerhard Grenzing. This book gathers the information and studies of the teams that have carried out the sound recovery, and inaugurates the specialized publications of the Museu de la Música, both on paper and in electronic book (which allows the incorporation of audiovisuals with interpretations of the instrument). The aim is to disseminate knowledge and research around the collections. At the end of the book on paper, there is a code for free access to the electronic book.