Author Archives: EdwardianPiano

About EdwardianPiano

I am a classical music enthusiast, history geek, artist and writer.

Young Englishman who lives in a Victorian cottage

Peter Saunders from England is a huge fan of all things dating back to the time when Queen Victoria ruled her empire. He has even created a home that is an authentic tribute to that period. We met up with … Continue reading

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Young couple in USA live like Victorians

Never mind living off the grid. Meet the couple who live in a different century.  THE VICTORIANS, Modern Life is Rubbish. Shunning modern day convenience and technology. (Excerpt from FastCo) Whether you consider them pre-modern evangelists or just uber-hipsters, Gabriel … Continue reading

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Books as Art

I have just  come across an amazing Instagram page called Secret Safe Books where two artists have taken vintage and classic books and made them  into keepsake boxes. I especially love the HP Lovecraft, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen and … Continue reading

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Hearing Colour, Neil Harbisson, artist, part two.

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Hearing Colour- Neil Harbisson, Artist, part one

Neil’s talk is very interesting and full of humour- he is witty and so positive!  His jokes made me laugh out loud- such as  references to eating his favourite songs and maybe if teenagers had Lady Gaga salads they might … Continue reading

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Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on a real 18th century harpsichord

Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on the William Smith (c1720) harpsichord at the Bate Collection in Oxford, by Douglas Mews. This instrument quite possibly was played by Handel himself and is certainly built in a style … Continue reading

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Mozart: piano concerto no. 24 in C minor, K 491, on period instruments.

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