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Dark Puss

Thank you I am indeed interested in the flute playing comments, though I do not agree that without keys you are "closer" to the sound! I certainly don't think so when I play (badly) my baroque flute. How do you think the piano with its amazing, and amazingly complex, mechanics stands up to that analysis? Are talented pianists not "playing from the soul"?


I'm only quoting the character!

Dark Puss

I know! Just wondered if you, as a pianist and thus someone who plays one of the mechanically most complex classical instruments, agreed or disagreed with the statement.


Never having played a 'simpler' version of the piano (is there such a thing? - the clavichord and harpsichord are different) I don't have anything to compare it with, so I don't know.
I was certainly very impressed with the playing in that flute piece to which I've linked, as for one thing it is enormously expressive and 'subtly shaded' (for want of a better expression), but then I'm no expert.

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