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#649483 - 01/08/03 11:07 PM fortepiano
Josef Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 190
For the first time I tuned a fortepiano. I can across it when I went to a regular costumer's house to tune her piano. She normally plays on a M&H that she has had for years. She asked if I could tune the new piano in the next room. I walked in and there it was. It was a copy of one by Walter in 1798. It did not take long to tune since it only had five octaves. I had to use my harpsichord tuning lever on it. Has anyone else worked on this type of instrument and does anyone have advice for the future?

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#649484 - 01/09/03 05:45 PM Re: fortepiano
Matt16 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 7
Loc: Calgary Alberta
Fortepianos are definatly rare to come across especially originals, fortunatly im lucky enough to work on them on a regulare basis. First thing you need to do when you come across one is to find out if it is original or a copy. Original
ones need to be handled with special care you cant just jump in there and throw on any old temperment and bring it up to standar pitch that could cause srious damage to the instrument. If work needs to be done on the action that is something I would strongly recommend only a true professional undertake, these are very delicate instruments any changing of historic materials to modern materials can effect its value as an instrument and as an historical document. Copys on the other hand made in more recent times have been constructed of more modern materials and are structurally stronger, I would suggest tuning it to either 415 or at the extreme 435 use your decretion. Historically it probrably would have been well tempered ask the customer what he or she would want. Otherwise handle a fortepiano like you would a harpsichord. \:\)

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