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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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Gustav Leonhardt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
2
Scott Ross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
VaniadeBie-vernet added
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Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
4
Wanda Landowska is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
5
Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
GianniCapriulo added Cosimo Damiano Lanza Classical
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosimo_Damiano_Lanza  
6
Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
7
Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary; modern; smooth rock
8
Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
9
Ralph Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary; folk; Indie
10
Igor Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
11
Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
12
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music
13
Thurston Dart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
14
Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical music
15
Andreas Staier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
16
George Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
17
Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Folk music, Folk, Experimental music
18
Johnny Guarneri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
picardy37 added Johnny Guarneri
19
Sylvia Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Sylvia Marlowe Classical
20
Daniel Pinkham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
21
Robert Veyron-Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
22
Huguette Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical
23
Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Classical; contemporary
24
Michael Borgstede is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Michael Borgstede Classical; contemporary; smooth rock
25
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Classical music