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

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Wim Winters plays Chopin on his Erard 1866 Grand Piano

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Sam Haywood: Beethoven on Haydn’s piano

  In this clip, Sam Haywood performs Beethoven’s first piano sonata, which is dedicated to his teacher, Joseph Haydn.  

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Sam Haywood plays Chopin’s Fantasy Impromptu on Chopin’s Pleyel Piano!

I love this performance so much- there’s something very special about watching and hearing this great piano piece of Chopin’s being played on his very piano…  

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The Secret of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – BBC Documentary 2016

A great documentary which explores what inspired Beethoven to create the amazing 5th Symphony. What I especially love is the inclusion a visit to Bonn and Beethoven Haus, and conductor John Eliot Gardner’s period orchestra. Yes folks- the 5th in … Continue reading

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