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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos

 

The Listening Booths

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Listening Booth 1
Double-Manual Harpsichord, 1745
Johannes Dulken, Antwerp

J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
1:03 min.
2,034 Kb
Hammered Dulcimer
Spanish Fandango
0:32 min.
1,015 Kb
Grand Piano, 1726
Bartolomeo Cristofori, Florence

G.B. Platti: Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 4

The Cristofori recording is of a modern copy of the instrument; the Cristofori was copied by David Sutherland.
1:92 min.
1,928 Kb
photo of a Cristofori Grand Piano, 1726
Square Piano, 1766
Zumpe and Buntebart, London

J.C. Bach: Sonata in D Major Op. 5

The Zumpe recording is of a modern copy of the instrument; the Zumpe was copied by John Watson.
0:49 min.
1,534 Kb
photo of a Zumpe Square Piano, 1766
Grand Piano, 1788
Jean-Louis Dulken, Munich

W.A. Mozart: Rondo in D Major K. 485

1:24 min.
2,631 Kb
photo of a Dulken Grand Piano, 1788
Grand Piano, 1794
Broadwood and Sons, London

F.J. Haydn: Sonata in C Major Hob. XVI:50

1:20 min.
2,517 Kb
photo of a Broadwood Grand Piano, 1794
Square Piano, 1850
Chickering, Boston

Stephen Foster: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"

1:01 min.
1,894 Kb
photo of a Chickering Square Piano, 1850
Grand Piano, 1854
Erard, London

F. Liszt: Liebestraum

1:11 min.
2,234 Kb
photo of a Erard Grand Piano, 1854
Grand Piano, 1865
Chickering, Boston

L.M. Gottschalk: Souvenir de la havane

0:40 min.
1,258 Kb
photo of a Chickering Grand Piano, 1865
Grand Piano, 1892
Steinway & Sons, New York

R. Schumann: Romance, Op. 28, No. 2

1:44 min.
3,228 Kb
photo of a Steinway Grand Piano, 1892

Listening Booth 2
Scott Joplin
    Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
1:10 min.
2,174 Kb.
James P. Johnson
    James P. Johnson:Carolina Shout
1:04 min.
2,009 Kb.
Ignacy Jan Padrewski
    Chopin: Valse brilliant
1:08 min.
2,138 Kb.
Henry Cowell
    Henry Cowell: The Banshee
1:14 min.
2,321 Kb.
George Gershwin
    George Gershwin: First Prelude
1:18 min.
2,453 Kb.
Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 in C minor
1:10 min.
2,185 Kb.
Art Tatum
    Youmans-Robbin-Grey: Hallelujah
1:30 min.
2,808 Kb.
Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington: Reflections in D
1:01 min.
1,894 Kb.
Mary Lou Williams
    Mary Lou Williams: Nichole
1:26 min.
2,680 Kb.
Jerry Lee Lewis
    Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
0:59 min.
1,830 Kb.


 

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