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  • May: 20, 07:00 pm

    Charity concert for Lionsclub Nürnberg and the Corona fonds of the University of Music Nürnberg

    CANCELLED!

    works by Ludwig van Beethoven

    Marthakirche
    Königstrasse 79
    D – 90402 Nürnberg

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  • July: 10

    Mozartverein1829 Nürnberg eV with the Concilium Musicum Vienna

    Nürnberg

    06.00 pm / 08.00 pm

    Works by Mozart, Beethoven and Contemporaries
    with Christoph Angerer, violin

    Marthakirche
    Königstrasse 79
    D – 90402 Nürnberg

    Mozartverein1829

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pianistic tone production

pianistic tone production

This snapshot shows the crucial moment of a pianistic tone production: By pressing down a key the accelerated hammer lifts the damper, thus hitting against the 3 chords causing them to vibrate freely. This seemingly simple but in fact very complex process symbolizes one of my basic pianistical principles : Discovering the sensual beauty of the piano sound by a prepared, controlled touch, evading the common image of treating it like a percussion instrument by “hurting” ( unluckily provoked by the german word “Anschlag”). Even after 40 years of performing on this unique combination of key – and string instrument, a truly ingenious product of human phantasy and power of imagination , I am still fascinated by its secrets of sound origination which can never be rationally disclosed or explained.

The unlimited possibilities of sound differenciation, of articulation, of legato playing in accordance with a stylistically flexible pedalization have always been the stimulus for my occupation as pianist and my dedication to that wonderful musical instrument and its rich, immense repertoire.

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