In 2016, the Stein 1802 project will pursue its activities related to the Viennese fort + READ MORE
The latest edition of the Piano Bulletin published by EPTA Netherlands features an article on the development of a six octave fortepiano in Vienna around 1801.
In our June 2015 article we examined the first edition of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonata n. 14 by the Viennese publisher Johann Cappi. Part II of the Impossible Note is a partial musical analysis of the Sonata’s first movement, the Adagio Sostenuto. It aims to provide a solution for the reading D# in bars 11 and 20. >> READ MORE
The Young Pianists Festival features a varied program dedicated to the fortepiano, Friday November 20 at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw.
A REVIEW by TILMAN SKOWRONECK
Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies’ Forte/Piano—A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History was held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, on August 5—9, 2015. A major event of the festival was the two-part Reunion Concert on Saturday, August 8, featuring the “Cornell seven”: the seven pianists who, in 1994, became the first to perform the complete Beethoven piano sonatas live on period pianos.
FORTE/PIANO, a festival celebrating Pianos in History, kicks off today, August 5, 2015. The five-day event takes place at the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Through a strange concurrence of circumstances, the notes of Beethoven’s Sonata number fourteen have come to haunt us again. An article by Birgitta Arts and Sietse Kok. >>READ MORE
FROM A BUILDER’S PERSPECTIVE
– submitted by SIETSE KOK
A number of sources indicate that toward 1801, the Viennese piano builders Geschwister Stein developed a six octaves piano with compass CC-c’’’’ together with a five-and-half-octaves FF-c’’’’ (like the instrument dated February 1802).
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SUBMITTED by PAUL ELING
Dr. Paul Eling is Associate Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen – Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands. >>READ MORE
IN CONVERSATION WITH TOBIAS KOCH
Tobias Koch is a versatile specialist of the pianoforte and other keyboard instruments. He teaches at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In his continuous exploration of sound, he is firmly rooted in the present, and with a forward view he tries to understand what has been done in the past.