Combined programs


Lectures - Concerts


From the Clavichord to the Fortepiano

18th-century keyboard music and the evolution from the clavichord to the fortepiano

Instruments:

    • Copy of an 18th-century clavichord
    • Original square piano by Chr. Baumann, c. 1775

Duration: 75 mn. (60 mn. music + 15 mn. lecture)

The Square Piano and the Fortepiano

A history of these two instruments and their role in 18th-century keyboard music.

Instruments:

    • Square piano by Chr. Baumann, c. 1775
    • Copy of a fortepiano by Anton Walter, 1782 (Mozart Geburtshaus, Salzburg)

Duration: 75 mn. (60 mn. music + 15 mn. lecture)

Harpsichord, french, Copy of an instrument by Nicolas and François Blanchet,after 1730 (Jeremy Adams, Danvers Massachusetts, U.S.A.), [2 keyboards, FF-f3, 8’,8’. 4’]

Lectures on specific composers and the relationship between their music and the clavichord or fortepiano are also available.

Combined programs


Keyboard Music from the Early Clavichord to the Late 18th-Century Fortepiano

Recital presented on two clavichords, square piano, and forte-piano, illustrating an evolution which spanned more than three centuries. Works by H. Aston, G. Frescobaldi, J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn

The Family of Early Keyboard Instruments and their Music: Clavichord, Harpsichord, and Fortepiano

Clavichord, original, unfretted, by Hegidius Heyne (Altmörbitz, Germany, 1781), [DO – fa’’’]