Well, it finally came to pass, and technology reigned, bridging the distance between player and audience. I was naturally present in body and spirit, but my face with its register of emotions was plainly blocked by my piano rack.
About 12 hours before the event, I had posted a video revealing the seating arrangement. It amounted to a horseshoe formation, allowing the computer screen to be easily seen by all listeners.
At one point I flipped the web cam from my Steinway grand to the Baldwin, so I could render Bach Prelude (WTC) 1 with a different timbre.
This was a very attentive audience that fed warm vibrations back and forth.
With the piano doubling as an iMac host and refreshment table, there were no spills in sight.
It was a remarkable evening, indeed, needing an encore!
Chopin Waltz in A minor Op. Posthumous
Chopin Waltz in Ab
Chopin Nocturne in C# minor, Op. Posthumous
Chopin Prelude in E minor
Second Movement, Pathetique Sonata, Beethoven (Adagio)
“Moonlight Sonata,” movement 1, Beethoven
Fur Elise, Beethoven
Bach Prelude no. 1 in C (WTC)–played on the Baldwin
Mozart Sonata, K. 545
A Home Piano Concert Draped in Technology