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#608294 - 04/17/04 11:47 AM How important is the work of the tuner
fratheni Offline
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What do you think? For a concert, how high is the proportion of the tuners work?

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#608295 - 04/17/04 06:46 PM Re: How important is the work of the tuner
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There are really two opinions on that. Most piano technicians believe that by giving the artist the best prepared instrument as possible, the performance will be the best possible. But a great pianist can make any piano sound good. There are many, many recordings of great music on out of tune pianos.
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#608296 - 04/18/04 12:08 AM Re: How important is the work of the tuner
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My feeling is that all of the stage crew, including the piano tech, are there to make the artist feel at ease. It's as much psychological as anything else.

Last Sunday I had a group of artists whose company I had enjoyed several times before. We all had a great time together before the show, and I think the show went better because of it.
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#608297 - 04/18/04 07:07 AM Re: How important is the work of the tuner
fratheni Offline
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So is it. For the audience is also the brand of the piano very important.

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#608298 - 04/18/04 12:51 PM Re: How important is the work of the tuner
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I don't think I ever see the brand of piano advertised around here. Apparently the promoters don't consider that information to be important to the audience.
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