In this performance, I allow my sense of rhythmic flow and natural storytelling to shape the music.
The sweet tones of a Bechstein bring out the luminous intricacy of this gorgeous Prelude and Fugue by Bach so well.
The 2nd movement of Mozart's Sonata in A minor K310 contrasts intricate lyrical music with a dark dramatic development section. Hear how this late 18th Century fortepiano handles these contrasts in a very different way from the modern piano.
In this video I play the 1st movement of the wonderful Mozart K310 sonata in A minor, full of Sturm und Drang, with its driving rhythmic figures and contrasting dynamics. The 1795 Dohnai piano from Pianoteq's Kremsegg collection gives even more drama and energy to...
It is said that Bach liked the Clavichord best of all keyboard instruments. Its capacity for expression, despite its delicate sound and small dynamic range makes it a great solo instrument.
As a fluent pianist, I work to find a proper grasp of the musical language of any piece I play. This prelude can easily sound dense, noisy and inaccessible, even in a solid technical performance with all the notes played accurately. In order to communicate its...
Music has groove or metre like poetry. It generates musical sense or syntax. Follow the poetic unfolding of this Mozart slow movement and allow its deep meanings to enter your consciousness. Listen with your body and soul to the story it tells. Allow yourself to go...
The irregular and cross rhythms of this exquisitely beautiful Prelude sound so natural and uncontrived. The music flows with a gloriously liquid, impressionistic, harmonious quality evoking feelings of sweet sadness and a sense of pastoral beauty.
The deliciously sparkling texture and beautiful melodies - often in the left hand - fill this Prelude with nervous energy, drive and slightly understated passion.
Pianoteq's wonderful model of the Petrof Mistral - a piano with real beauty and character, warm, thick tones in the bass and sweet, bright, shimmering tones in the treble.