Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Concert on Sunday

Sunday, our school had a concert using fortepiano by Dudas. After the concert, he gave me a chance to play fortepiano. It was great experience because I have never played fortepiano as real.

I think people have learned and developed their skills through their history. It means the form of the piano nowadays has also been developed from the fortepiano. If they did not have idea about new piano, perhaps we cannot hear various sounds from the piano. We could just listen to music limited piano sound style.

I was thinking about confortable from player’s perspective. Here are the distinctions between the piano and the fortepiano First, a sustain pedal of fortepiano is located below keyboard which can be used with knees, whereas the sustain pedal of piano is located under the piano so that players can access it using their right foot. Second, the piano has soft-pedal, but fortepiano don’t have a pedal for attenuating the sound. Instead, it has long pins on the hammer for the same function. The third point is strings for key. One key mostly has three strings on the piano, but one key has one or two strings on the fortepiano. Last, white keys that we know for piano are black keys at fortepiano.

When I saw fortepiano, I compared the history of the piano instrument especially between piano and fortepiano.

Sunday, October 28, 7pmEdward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Faculty Artist Recital
Libor Dudas, fortepiano
Works by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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