Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beethoven Sounds Better Today

It's been around a month and a half since Vermont Public Radio's 1970-vintage Yamaha C7 performance studio piano underwent a major process to replace its wires.

You may recall, on the day the process was completed (January 14th) we gave the piano a test run with the opening of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata just to see how it sounded, even though the instrument hadn't yet had its first tuning. This was the...clamorous...result:

Today I met again with Piano Technician Allan Day and VPR Classical's afternoon host Joe Goetz for a followup session. Since that last video was taken, the piano has had half a dozen tunings and a few other adjustments. Let's hear how Beethoven and Schubert sound now:

The real test will come next Friday, March 11th, at 11am. I hope you'll join us for a live performance with pianist Martina Filjak as we inaugurate the "new" piano!

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