Visit this YouTube site (Stuart Walsh) for a short video clip on the Greenwich Festival of Nov. 2009.
Santuario Madonna della Quercia
Location La Quercia (Viterbo)
Sacred music of the Venetian '600
Cristina Paolucci, soprano
Schinaia Joseph, organ
Girolamo Frescobaldi - Selection from the Mass of Our Lady (Fiori Musicali, 1635)
Francesco Cavalli - O quam suavis et decora, motet for solo voice and bc (1645)
Barbara Strozzi - Salve Regina, antiphon for soprano and bc (1655)
Natale Monferrato - Exaltabo te Deus, Glorious Mary, two motets for solo voice and bc (ca. 1650)
(US) American Innovators Series, 2009 Wright State Department of Music -- Call for papers (March 13-14, 2010)
For a non-pianist, the idea of a microtonally fluid piano might seem either no big deal or baffling. But this weekend a composer will reveal the result of a 10-year mission – nothing less than the reinvention of one of the most important instruments in western music.
“The building of keyboard instruments began over 300 years ago. The development started with the organ and the Harpsichord, continued through the pianoforte, and reached its high point with what today is known as the modern grand piano - which remains until now virtually unchanged. (The Golden Years of grand piano construction were between 1825 and 1925).
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