Friday, December 26, 2008

For whom the Piano tolls?

The search for the universal instrument has been a long one. Today it would be the synthesizer with its humming computers mapping and perfectly imitating waveforms of all types. One hundred and fifty years ago it was the piano. Its ability to play loud or soft; the overtones that a performer can induce can make the standard piano sound smooth and deep as an organ would or spiky like a harpsichord.

On the next Piano program we will hear music by composers that have the piano tolling like bells, clicking like a clock or sounding like a revolution.

The Piano, this Sunday afternoon at 5 here on KPAC and KTXI.

host Randy Anderson

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