|The Zither and Polyphonic Baroque Music|
|Keyboards available to Bach|
|Rebutting a criticism|
The Zither and Polyphonic Baroque Music
by Nikolaus Schaack
translated by Jane Curtis
Many had the view that the Zither should not be used to play Baroque music. Nikolaus Schaack disputed that position vehemently.
This article was written about 1965 and submitted to Saitenspiel, where it appeared in the issues of January-February 1982 and March 1982. The following extracts are from pages 7-8 of the earlier issue and from page 10 of that issue through the end of the article. Omissions are indicated by five dots. Translator's notes [TN] are enclosed in brackets, as are summaries of passages not translated in full.