A conversation from 18 Nov 2011 about early pianos, period pianos, and concerts in Andratx. It begins with a discussion about a museum in Florence. If there’s interest I’ll convert the audio file to something I can post on YouTube.
Patrick: The guy who made up the first escapement action for the piano. Won’t come to me now. Anyway, this little piano museum in Concert Hall is named after him. So we went there to hear …
JP: This was Vienna you said?
Patrick: No, in Florence.
Patrick: So the guy who made the first pianos, it’s named after him. And they were doing all the Beethoven sonatas and several concerts with pianos from the period.
Patrick: So, of course, modern piano sounds nothing like the pianos from the period. Continue reading “Playing on Top of the Keys and Underneath the Keys”