The Piano Salon Christophori is a magical place. It is a beautiful piano workshop located in an old factory in the Wedding district, and its athmosphere is unique: the old industrial setting is made warm by the pieces of pianos and tools scattered everywhere, warm lamps and paintings on the walls. But the Piano Salon is not just a workshop: it host regular series of concerts from some of the best pianist and musicians passing by in Berlin and anyone can make a reservation on Christophori’s website and attend in exchange for a donation.
Il Piano Salon Christophori è uno dei posti più magici in città. Si tratta di un laboratorio in cui si riparano pianoforti e si trova in una vecchia fabbrica nel quartiere Wedding. Tra pezzi di pianoforti e strumenti di lavoro sparpagliati ovunque, quadri e lampade dalle luci soffuse, i proprietari del Piano Salon organizzano regolarmente serie di concerti aperti a tutti a cui partecipano alcuni tra i pianisti più bravi che si trovano a passare da Berlino. Per partecipare, basta prenotarsi sul loro sito.
— Dave Brubeck (via justleanna)
— Pablo Casals
Piammonite… Rf #Writing #Music #Piano #Hammers
Arthur Rubinstein - Brahms Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 in A major
I found the sheet music for this piece and am now learning it. Oddly, I didn’t learn much Brahms when I was younger; trying to make up that gap now as an adult.
This piece is so gorgeous. And I am such a sucker for “3 against 2” rhythms (also why I adore Claude Debussy’s First Arabesque). Here, Brahms writes triplets against eighths. Listen for it starting around 1:50.
Polyrhythms and lyrical lines floating between hands! /swoooon/
Schematic diagram of a piano, one of the most popular musical instruments in the world. The diagram (see legend) shows a grand piano, one of two basic piano configurations, the other being the upright piano. Full-size grand pianos are preferred for concerts, because larger pianos with longer strings have larger, richer sound and lower inharmonicity of the strings.