An All-but-Extinct Piano Plays Once More

An eloquently written piece by Cleveland Johnson about a nearly forgotten instrument called a tangent piano. Sort a mix of a modern piano and a harpsichord, the texture of the sound that it produces is unlike any other keyboard instrument out there. He provides a many explanations, as well as plenty of sound examples, including recent albums made entirely with this instrument. Click here for the article! (Image by Emil Matveev/ECM Records).

 

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