Category Archives: Piano

5 Basic Tips For An ’18th century’ Mozart Fingering on Keyboards

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1844 Erard exhibition piano, once played by Franz Liszt

 1844 Erard exhibition piano, once played by Franz Liszt. Special one-of-a-kind Erard piano completely restored. Built for the 1844 Paris Exhibition and played by Franz Liszt.  

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Tuning 18th-century Well Temperament at the Piano

Tuning 18th-century Well Temperament at the Piano. Trevor Stephenson demonstrates how to tune 18th-century Well Temperament. Shows how to listen for beat speeds in thirds and fifths. Demonstrates the differences between just and tempered intervals.

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Big My Secret, played by self taught pianist Mark Fowler

Big My Secret, played by self taught pianist Mark Fowler This is played with wonderful fluidity and emotional depth. I have heard  recordings of this piece  played by “international pianists” on concert grand pianos, who have music degrees and been … Continue reading

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Beethoven and the Piano- BBC Proms 2015 talk

Beethoven and the Piano- BBC Proms 2015 talk Tom Service explores Beethoven’s writing for the piano, with Misha Donat and David Owen Norris. http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqh9rz#b062k67p Here is the Fantasy Opus 77, discussed in the talk played by Ronald Brautigam on fortepiano. … Continue reading

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Playing Mozart’s Piano Pieces as Mozart Did

Playing Mozart’s Piano Pieces as Mozart Did By RACHEL NUWER. “Classical piano pieces by such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin likely sounded much different when the masters first performed those works than they do today. Pianos themselves have changed … Continue reading

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Andras Schiff: How To Use Trills For Expression

Andras Schiff: How To Use Trills For Expression Andras Schiff’s Piano Masterclass on how to use trills to emphasis expression in Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.

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