05 March 2010

Why you've never really heard the "Moonlight" Sonata

Fascinating article on a piano collecting couple, how very different pianos existed at the same time in different corners of Europe and made different chords possible and why some well-known pieces can no longer be played properly on the modern piano. 

The Slate article offers great audio clips of pieces you know as you've always heard them compared with recordings using much older pianos.

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