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  • n. Plural form of fortepiano.


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  • Mozart composed it at 20, possibly for the harpsichord, as fortepianos were not widely available in Salzburg, where he lived at the time.

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  • "As you´ll hear when Natasha performs, these old fortepianos enable you to discover more of the personality of the music, especially when you match it to the composer," says Berak.

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  • Streicher fortepianos are noted for their extremely sensitive keyboard, that is, sensitive to the player's touch - which requires much finesse on execution and are well suited with its Romantic breadth to such visionary works as the 2nd sonata and the

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