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Performing Classical-period music on the modern piano

Moschos, P. (2006). Performing Classical-period music on the modern piano. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)

Abstract

Most performances of Classical-period keyboard music today are given on the modem piano. However, the understanding of the sound-differences between the modem piano and the instrument for which this music was composed will most probably reveal that some features of Classical music can be problematical on our present-day instrument. This study will present the main differences between early and modem pianos and will focus on certain aspects of performance practice of the music under discussion, including articulation, dynamics, pedalling and timbre relationships that can prove challenging when transferred on to the modem piano. It will analyse their role and significance, and will demonstrate how they are affected by the changes that have been applied to the piano in the last two centuries. This dissertation will also attempt to suggest possible solutions for the modem player whose aim is, as much as possible, to maintain the style and project the right spirit of the music on the present-day instrument.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Music
Doctoral Theses
Doctoral Theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8485
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