Famous Male Harpsichordists

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List of famous male harpsichordists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male harpsichordists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being harpsichordists. There are thousand of males working as harpsichordists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic harpsichordists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a harpsichordist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples include Jacques Duphly and František Xaver Dušek.

While this isn't a list of all male harpsichordists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male harpsichordists?" and "Who are the best male harpsichordists?"
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Harpsichordists
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Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States. Influenced by a range of musical styles, encompassing Cole Porter and Johnny Dankworth, he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1947 to 1950, studying piano and oboe. Following his graduation, he worked for the BBC's classical music department, then joined EMI in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 93

Birthplace: England, London, HM Prison Holloway

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Keith Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Harpsichordists
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Keith Jarrett is an American pianist and composer who performs both jazz and classical music. Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music. His improvisations draw from the traditions of jazz and other genres, especially Western classical music, gospel, blues, and ethnic folk music. In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient, and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Harpsichordists
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Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE was an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, and musicologist. Founder of the early music ensemble the Academy of Ancient Music, he was an authority on historically informed performance and a leading figure in the early music revival of the late 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Frank Martin was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1890-1974)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

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