Barenboim Performs Schubert Cycle On A Piano He Co-Designed

This week pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has been appearing in four concerts at London’s Royal Festival Hall, performing the complete piano sonatas (11 of them – from memory) of Franz Schubert.

What makes this series even more special is that Mr Barenboim has been performing on piano that he has co-designed and which took 4,000 man-hours and 18 months to complete.  

The piano is described as having a “beautiful and individual clarity of tone” and it is thought, would lend itself well to the music of Bach, Haydn Mozart and Beethoven.

Read the feature in the Wall Street Journal.

 
Posted on June 2, 2015 @ 19.40
 

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