When we play music from any era, we want to find instruments that replicate as closely as possible what musicians of the day would have used.
There’s no difference when it comes to the piano. For next week’s performances of Brahms Piano Concertos, our Principal Artist Sir András Schiff has picked a very special instrument dating back to 1867. It has some characteristics of the modern piano’s predecessor, the fortepiano.Read More
Once again, we look at what’s been pulling at our attention strings in the OAE office.Read More
For the second instalment of our tour diary we’re in Rotterdam. Or is it Amsterdam?
Whatever – this second part includes an interview with piano specialist and tuner Brian MaCartney, who tells us all about the 1920’s Erard piano that was used in this tour.Read More
With its unique plucked sound, stately shape and often beautifully adorned exterior, the harpsichord is one of the most recognisable sounds and images of the glorious baroque.Read More