Bands/Musicians The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time  

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Who are the all time greatest harpsichordists? The harpsichord is a unique instrument and the world’s top musicians who specialize in it are hard to find. Since the harpsichord is not as common as other instruments, such as the guitar or piano, it is much more difficult to learn. It is technically considered part of the string family of instruments and has a very unique, appealing sound.
 
The musicians on this list are considered the greatest harpsichordists; they have paved the way for others who hope to learn the harpsichord and are masters of the instrument. This musicians on this list come from different time periods and different genres and the list has been ranked by the community's votes.
 
This list features the all time greatest harpsichordists including Tori Amos, Joanna Newsom, Keith Jarrett, and George Martin. Vote up the best harpsichordists in history below or add a musician who isn't already on the list.
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35 6
Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

2
42 11
Gustav Leonhardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

3
42 11
Scott Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
VaniadeBie-vernet added

4
36 9
Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
GianniCapriulo added Cosimo Damiano Lanza Classical - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosimo_Damiano_Lanza  

5
28 5
Wanda Landowska is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

6
26 6
Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

7
17 4
Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary; modern; smooth rock

8
24 11
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

9
15 4
Igor Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

10
16 5
Ralph Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary; folk; Indie

11
16 5
Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

12
12 4
Thurston Dart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

13
17 9
Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

14
12 7
Keith Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Avant-garde jazz, Classical music, Smooth jazz

15
12 7
Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Folk music, Folk, Experimental music

16
10 5
Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical music

17
10 6
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Classical music

18
8 4
George Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

19
7 4
Michael Borgstede is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Michael Borgstede Classical; contemporary; smooth rock

20
7 4
Huguette Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

21
6 3
Robert Veyron-Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time

22
6 3
Daniel Pinkham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

23
6 3
Sylvia Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Sylvia Marlowe Classical

24
9 7
Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

25
8 6
Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

26
8 6
Andreas Staier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

27
6 4
Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

28
6 4
Mitzi Meyerson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Mitzi Meyerson Classical; contemporary

29
6 4
William Christie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary; folk

30
4 2
Eileen Joyce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Eileen Joyce Classical; folk; Indie

31
2 0
Johnny Guarneri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
1503538756926 added Johnny Guarneri

32
2 0
Mel Powell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
1503538756926 added Swing music, Classical music, Big band

33
9 8
Lurch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
clash1977 added

34
7 6
Rosalyn Tureck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

35
6 5
Mahan Esfahani is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time

36
5 4
Mario Raskin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Mario Raskin Classical

37
4 3
Alan Cuckston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Alan Cuckston Classical

38
4 3
Malcolm Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Malcolm Hamilton Classical; contemporary

39
4 3
Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary

40
4 3
Alexander Frey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

41
4 3
Nicholas Kraemer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

42
3 2
Marcelle De Lacour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Marcelle De Lacour Classical

43
3 2
Jory Vinikour is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical

44
3 2
Gavin Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Gavin Black Classical

45
3 2
Anton Heiller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Anton Heiller Classical

46
3 2
Dave Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Dave Wright Classical; contemporary

47
3 2
Elisabeth Chojnacka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Elisabeth Chojnacka Classical

48
3 2
Bradley Brookshire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Bradley Brookshire Classical

49
3 2
Martin Pearlman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Martin Pearlman Classical

50
3 2
Charlotta Seuerling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Charlotta Seuerling Classical