Piano Fever - How Composers and Performers Changed the Sound of the Piano - Metropolitan Museum of Art



Date: 01/18/12
Ages: All
Address:
Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St. - 212-535-7710
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Description: J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments; Stuart Isacoff, pianist, composer, and author of A Natural History of the Piano. An adventurous exploration of the story of the piano: how it was invented and grew to become the most prominent instrument of its day, and how it evolved from a delicate contraption to a majestic presence. This historical journey will be richly illustrated with instruments from the Museum's collection. Musical performances will be included. 2:30pm.