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Title The history of the pianoforte [videorecording] : famous or noteworthy instruments played by great artists : a documentation in sound / script and presentation, Eva Badura-Skoda ; directed by Piotr Szalsza ; produced by televisfilm in cooperation with ORF.

Publication Info. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2013]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    A PIANO HP B00DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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video file DVD video rda
System Details DVD.
Note Documentary on the history of the pianoforte.
Title from opening screen credits.
Performer Featuring pianists Paul Badura-Skoda, Malcolm Bilson, Jörg Demus, Gerlinde Otto, Hans Kann, and Rudolf Scholz ; narrator, Eva Badura-Skoda.
Credits Camera, Hans Drapal, Mieczysław Chudzik ; sound, Klaus Kovarik, Marek Slaski ; editors, Eliška Štibr, Ewa Fichtel, Miroslaw Kesiak.
Event Originally released on VHS in 1999.
Note Sheet listing instruments, repertoire, and performers featured in the documentary (2 unnumbered pages) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Contents The oldest extant piano by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1720) -- A compound harpsichord-piano by Giovanni Ferrini (1746) -- A square piano by Johann Socher (1742) -- A normal-sized dulcimer (date not given) -- A reconstruction of a pantaleon (date not given) -- Second example played on the pantaleon -- Pianoforte by Johann Heinrich Silbermann (date not given) -- Pianoforte by Gottfried Silbermann (1746) -- Fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein (ca. 1784) -- Fortepiano of Johann Schantz (ca. 1790) -- Fortepiano by Anton Walter (ca. 1800) -- Demonstration of three grand pianos from the decade 1790-1800 by Johann Schantz, Anton Walter, and John Broadwood -- Demonstration of the development of the device to lift dampers, presented by Paul Badura-Skoda on pianos made by Stirnemann (1781), Johann Schantz, and John Broadwood (1795) -- Paul Badura-Skoda demonstrates the function of six typically Viennese piano pedals on a piano made by George Hasska (ca. 1818) -- Paul Badura-Skoda demonstrates the pedals of a grand piano by Conrad Graf (ca. 1825) and the split pedal of a Broadwood grand piano (1817) -- Comparisons of pianos by Johann Schantz and Anton Walter (no date given) -- Both pianists play an excerpt from Mozart's Sonata for two pianos K.448 on the same instruments (no date given) -- Comparison of pianos by Broadwood (1817) and Conrad Graf (1822/23) -- The two pianists, alternating, play from Beethoven's Sonata op. 31/2 (no date given) -- Beethoven's own piano, made by Conrad Graf (1822/23) with four strings per tone -- Concert grand by Conrad Graf (ca. 1825) -- A concert grand piano by Michael Schweighofer (ca. 1846) -- A grand piano on which Chopin played often, made by Erard (ca. 1835) -- A concert grand piano by Broadwood (1845) -- Grand piano by Ludwig Bösendorfer (1870) -- Grand piano by Steinway and Sons (ca. 1870) -- Electric pianos : The Welte-Vorsatz piano (ca. 1910) and the Ampico mechanism built into a Bösendorfer piano (ca. 1930) -- A Bösendorfer "Imperial" concert grand piano (ca. 1920) -- Comparison with a grand piano with aliquot strings by Blüthner (date not given) -- Various modern concert grand pianos by Bösendorfer, Bechstein, Steinway, and other builders (date not given) -- Demonstration of the Bösendorfer "Imperial" grand computer piano (date not given).
Subject Piano -- History.
Piano -- Construction.
Piano music.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Badura-Skoda, Eva, screenwriter, narrator.
Szalsza, Piotr, director.
Badura-Skoda, Paul, performer.
Bilson, Malcolm, performer.
Demus, Jörg, 1928-2019, performer.
Otto, Gerlinde, performer.
Kann, Hans, performer.
Scholz, Rudolf, 1933-2012, performer.
Chudzik, Mieczysław, recordist.
Drapal, Hannes, recordist.
Kovarik, Klaus, recordist
Slaski, Marek, recordist.
Štibr, Eliška, editor of moving image work.
Fichtel, Ewa, editor of moving image work.
Kesiak, Miroslaw, editor of moving image work.
Österreichischer Rundfunk.
Indiana University. Press.
Note Subtitle on container: Documentary in sound
ISBN 9780253012012

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