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Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-06-04 17:52

But, then, how different would the piano need to be to be equally period-appropriate? My impression is that concert pianos have changed significantly over the past 100+ years to accommodate larger halls and larger orchestras.

So, another naive question, having grown up and grown old with pianos that were nominally tuned (when they were maintained at all) to A440: are pianos designed and built to tune within narrow pitch ranges? Does a modern piano meant to be used in an American orchestral environment (440-442) need to be built differently from one meant to be played in (modern) German concert settings, where the pitch is significantly higher? Would the lower pitches in (so I've read) contemporary Russia or 19th century Germany require structural differences in the pianos? I'm wondering if, in your case, simply dropping the pitch of modern piano strings 5 Hz would also result in flabby tone quality and response, making that kind of stylistic resurrection a potentially expensive affair. Would an entirely new set of strings or, worse, a differently built piano be needed.

Karl

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