Q. ‘Is your piano a grand or upright and will it be tuned on the day?’
A. We don’t have a piano.
#nowlistening Grand piano tuning.
Got a piano quartet coming in the Autumn. Always disappointed that isn’t actually four pianos.
RT @sarah_angliss: Am I the only musician in the UK who found an overlong email this morning, asking me to buy a cardboard fake grand piano?
Note to self… be sure to make email concise if trying to sell @Therematrix fake cardboard grand piano.
This eternal piano-playing is too much to bear! … These shrill tinkle-tones with no natural resonance, these heartless whirring-tones, this arch-prosaic rumbling and hacking — the fortepiano is killing all our thoughts and feelings, and we are becoming stupid, dull, imbecilic. This prevalence of piano playing, not to speak of the triumphal march of the piano virtuosos, is characteristic of our time and truly bears witness to the victory of machine over spirit. Technical proficiency, the precision of an automaton, the identification with strung wood, the sonic instrumentalization of human beings, is now hailed and celebrated as the highest good.”
Heinrich Heine, Paris, 1843