An article on the complications of restoring antique pianos in a world where many technicians do not understand conservation methods.
“Was this Piano Restored: A True Life Adventure”
Piano Technicians Journal February 2011 issue Vol. 54 No. 2
Review of “The Keyboard Stringing Guide for the restoration of pianos, harpsichords, and clavichords” by Jean Louchet, recently published in English, appearing in The Piano Technicians Journal, December 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique PIano: Part III”
The PIano Technicians Journal November 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique Piano: Part II”
The PIano Technicians Journal Oct. 2010
“How to Evaluate an Antique Piano: Part I”
September 2010, The Piano Technicians Journal
Presenting paper on piano touch and tone perception and research at the American Musical Instrument Society Conference at the Library of Congress, May 26-29th.
for more information see:
Book review of Mr. Langshaw’s Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution by Madeline Goold, Bluebridge Books, New York, 2009 for The Piano Technicians Journal
Review of The New-York Book of Prices for Manufacturing Piano-fortes by The Society of Journeymen Piano-forte Makers New York, 1835, Foreward by Henry Z. Steinway, Introduction by Laurence Libin, published by American Musical Instrument Society, Inc. 2009, 109 pp. inclusive.
I’ll provide a link to my review of this book after the copyright reverts back to me in a few months.
In the meantime, if you are serious about fortepianos, I suggest you find a copy of this long awaited translation and give it a read.
“The Cantos Music Foundation: The History of the Keyboard from the Beginning to the Present”, PTG Journal, January 2009.