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Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Build a Piano - The Lutheal

Not exactly where the piano is "going,"  since it made the side trip and decided quickly to come back to "normal." We have an aside to our after-the-news-at-noon series this month "How to Build a Piano," is one of the early "prepared" pianos:  the piano-lutheal.  

Here is a link with photos and sound clips describing this "extension" of a normal piano.   Violinist Daniel Hope compared it to a typewriter attached to the piano...   Developed in 1919, it was part of the craze for gypsy and "turkish" sounding music.  Ravel wrote his Tzigane (gypsy) pieces for it.

Click here to see short article with photos & sound clips of a piano-lutheal.

We hope you are enjoing our series on the development and growth of the piano!
Kara Dahl Russell

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