time:2011-03-03source:Australian Times Author:network management

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Teacher Li Yunsheng and Ye Dongsheng couple


On the afternoon of February XNUMXth, teacher Li Yunsheng of the Alexandria Library in the city center held a special clavichord recital. When people entered the venue, they saw a quaint and distinctive small piano standing quietly in the center of the stage, silently inviting people to explore her. Although everyone knows that this is a harpsichord recital, most people have only seen what a harpsichord is like today. Amid the applause of the audience, Teacher Li walked into the venue wearing a light green XNUMXth century European court costume and a silver-white curly wig tied with a black ribbon. This caused a lot of surprises. Teacher Li said that he wanted to create the atmosphere of the eighteenth century piano club for the audience.

Next, Mr. Li explained some of the differences between harpsichord and modern piano. The piano is a well-known keyboard instrument in modern times. But few people know that the modern piano is a product that evolved from the early eighteenth century harpsichord. It is very different from the piano played by Mozart and Bedouin at that time. In fact, modern pianos are also significantly different from those played by Liszt and Chopin in the XNUMXth century. Although the use of modern pianos to play the works of these early composers is beyond reproach, her voice and playing skills are different from those experienced by the author and performer at the time.

Eighteenth century harpsichord piano-Fortepiano means loud and quiet in its original text. It is the sound used by ancient people to describe the early piano. It has now evolved into the name of the eighteenth century harpsichord, used to divide early pianos and modern pianos. When the harpsichord was invented in the early 61th century, her voice and appearance were similar to the early harpsichord (harpsichord). But the eighteenth century harpsichord adopted a completely different new structure, from pulling to percussion. This allows the player to use the intensity to control the volume and sound of the music at will. This important change and advantage caused the eighteenth century harpsichord to replace the early harpsichord. The eighteenth century harpsichord had only XNUMX keys and was mainly used to play early works by Haydn, Mozart, and Bedouin.

Teacher Li is a modern piano educator, but when he was studying for a master's degree in music, he received a scholarship to go to the Netherlands to further study the eighteenth century harpsichord. He studied under the contemporary eighteenth century harpsichord master Stanley Hoogland. The clavichord used by Mr. Li for this recital was built by him and Mr. Ye Dongsheng in 1999. Mr. Ye was an excellent carpenter and also a parent of a student of Teacher Li at the time. When Teacher Li came up with this idea, the two hit it off. It took nine months to build this harpsichord that even professional builders praised day and night according to the XNUMXth century harpsichord model. Teacher Li has also become one of the few musicians in the world who owns and can play harpsichord.

According to the principle that the most beautiful sound of music is the sound written by the author, many scholars and performers have realized that different pianos should be used to interpret music of different eras and different authors more appropriately and effectively. When we hope to create a real early musical performance, it is an indispensable and important part to use the musical instruments created by the author at that time.

Teacher Li feels that this is not to bring us into the retro ivory tower, denying modern culture and life, but to live in our hearts with experience of the long tradition heritage, showing the richness and diversity of modern life, so that we have more Thorough understanding to listen, see, and think about modern life. This concert by Teacher Li really brought the audience back to the past. While listening to the elegant and delicate sound of the harpsichord, it also allowed us to experience the gorgeous and splendid cultural atmosphere of the time.

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