Symposium II: Historically Informed Practise: Performing & Collecting

21 oktober 2015 | 09.30 uur | Museum Geelvinck,

‘Do we need another square piano?’ a question that points at all the issues around collections of historic instruments – for some a nightmare, for others an object of insatiable desire and passionate love.

In the Geelvinck Fortepiano Symposium on 20, 21 and 22 October, we will  discuss several topics around the central issue: how to perform on historicpiano’s, how to keep them well and healthy, how to play on them, or not …. . Questions which are poignant, facing the fragility and visible decay of many of these instruments in collections or single ones, left alone and abandoned.

• 9h30-10h00 Coffee / registration

3rd session ‘Historically Informed Practice: The Art of Duo Playing’
Moderator: dr. James Tibbles

• 10h00-10h15 Introduction theme 3rd session by James Tibbles

• 10h15-10h40 Frederic Voorn
Four-hand Transcriptions of Symphonic and Chamber-music Works
From Haydn to Debussy

• 10h40-10h50 discussion

• 10h55-11h20 Norberto Broggini (in the Chinese room)

Transcribing and Recording Bach’s Organ Trio Sonateas, BWV 525-530 for two keyboards
Broadwood square piano 1803 and Broadwood square piano 1829

• 11h20-11h30 discussion

• 11h30-11h50 Coffee break

• 11h50-12h05 Giovanni Paolo di Stefano, curator for musical instruments, Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum’s Musical Collection – Projects & Perspectives

• 12h05-1215 Q&A

• 12h15-13h00 Lunch Recital Michael Tsalka & Frederic Voorn
: Quatre Mains performed on Steinweg Nachfolger (1880)

• 13h00-13h30 lunch break

•13h30-13h55 Pooya Radbon, private collector and restorer
A new private collection in Bremen

• 13h55-14h05 Q&A

• : 14h05-14h30: Tea Time Recital: Natasa Vlajic
performed on Steinweg Nachfolfer (1880)

– Schubert: Impromptu G flat major Op. 90 no 3, D 899

– Schubert: Moment Musicaux f minor Op. 94 no 5, D 780

– Mozart: Sonata B flat major, K.333, 1 st mvt

– Beethoven: sonata C sharp minor, op 27 no 2


The symposium continues on:
Thursday 22 October (morning only)


All participants are invited to

20h15 Evening concert by Joyce Lindorff in Museum Geelvinck
J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven
on Zahler fortepiano 1805


The symposium program may be subject to change.

For the first day of the symposium, more information here