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Open Forum 2012 - "Touching the Past"- One Sonata, Two Era's of Musical Instruments

http://www.weforum.org/01.26.2012The same piece (Ludvig van Beethoven Sonate for Cello and piano op.5 g-moll (1796)) will be played on?historic and modern instruments. ?The Sonata for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven will be played twice op.5. No. 2 in G minor.Among the instruments used in both performances are two hundred years of social, technical, musical and artistic development. The juxtaposed instruments will open ears, perceptions and feelings towards music. • How are the differences between old and new instruments perceived? • Why is it important to understand the spirit and craftsmanship of a bygone era? Today does this knowledge help a musician?• What is the impact of listening to music as if for the first time and understanding the impact it once held?Speakers:Thomas Demenga, Professor, Cello, University of Music Basel (FHNW), SwitzerlandTobias Schabenberger, Professor, Piano, University of Music Basel (FHNW), Switzerland
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