This recently acquired Haddorff piano definitely has smaller spacing between notes than my two Steinways, so it’s a bit of an adjustment. The piano will also need a second tuning as that’s an important area of maintenance neglected by the previous owners.
But if we can look past these frailties, the piano communicates a more intimate sound than my other housed pianos.
When I record this movement again, I will perform it more robustly. For some reason the frequent hot zone peaks had to be tempered across the track which pulled it back a bit.
This is the kind of piece that has to catch the spirit of the Turks, so it’s worth refining and reconsidering. This keeps the creative process bristling with excitement.
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