Encounters with Yulianna Avdeeva

(…) Yulianna at that time had just finished her concert diploma and had since become Prof. Scherbakov’s assistant (which presumably consists of filling in for him when he was away for concerts or for a recording session). This is now 3 years ago, and she has evolved as a pianist quite dramatically since then…


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What Tunings Did Bach Use?

People probably regard Bach as being the baroque composer, though in aspects like his preference for traditional polyphonic forms such as fugues and canons (he was a master at writing, even improvising the most complex of fugues) he must have been regarded a rather traditional composer at his time. On the other hand, he did expand into new, previously (almost) unexplored keys on the keyboard and thus may have helped advancing music towards the pre-classical era…


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Encounters with Music Instruments

… in a family with 5 boys. My mother had been playing recorder when she was young. I remember that she had 2 – 3 recorders (alto and soprano). With 5 boys there was very little chance for quiet times to play — and for the instruments to survive! Once we got our hands on these instruments, we ruined them quickly by biting into the mouthpiece, destroying the labium with screwdrivers or needles, etc. …


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