Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2020-04-29 13:00:00 2020-04-29 14:30:00 Musical Instruments 04/29/2020 01:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Join Museum staff for a discussion about a recently acquired Viennese grand piano from about 1815. Conservator Christine Storti describes the critical work that brought this piano back to its original glory, both visually and musically. Bobby Giglio provides background about the importance of Viennese pianos during this musical period, and illustrates how their mechanisms differ from other instruments of the era. Sylvia Berry, Artistic Director of the Berry Collective, concludes the program with demonstrations illustrating how pianos of this type sound and why certain music is so well suited to them.

Bobby Giglio, department coordinator, Musical Instruments
Sylvia Berry, pianist and Artistic Director of the Berry Collective
Christine Storti, associate conservator, Furniture

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