|The Historic Piano Collection||Concerts and Events
The Fall 2014 concert calendar is now posted on the Concerts and Events page. Soon you will find there links to each program and more information about the artists.
And please remember that the Collection, which continues to grow with the addition of an 1892 Bechstein just this spring, remains open for visits and tours thoughout the year. It's a unique opportunity to get close to these historic instruments.
The Frederick Collection web site includes information about:
|The Historic Piano Collection||The Study Center||Piano Concerts & Events|
The Frederick Collection and our piano concerts continue to get noticed
in print and online. Take a moment to read some of it...
from The Worcester
from The Boston Musical
September 29, 2013
September 22, 2013
September 15, 2013
May 27, 2013
Please click here to read older concert reviews and media articles about the collection.
|Published Articles||Excerpts from Grove Article||Commentary on the Collection|
|Background of the Collection||Changes in Piano Keyboard Range||Compact Disc Recordings|
|A Different Perspective on Piano History||
An interesting link.
|How a Piano Works|
WHY THIS ENDEAVOR IS IMPORTANT
The Frederick Collection of Period Grand Pianos includes over twenty original pianos in playing condition, specifically, the sorts of pianos known to important composers from about 1790 to 1907. At present, there is no comparable collection of period, playing grand pianos in the United States. Most museum collections that include pianos focus on their decorative appearance rather than their musical value. Such instruments are rarely used for performance; perhaps two or three pianos in each of the other major collections in this country are maintained in regular playing condition. The following points clarify the purpose of the Collection:
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Last updated: June 1, 2014