At The Piano With Pedalboard: Beethoven, Schumann, Franck & Bach / Mirco Bruson

Audio Samples

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Funf Stucke fur Flotenuhr, WoO 33
>     3. Adagio
>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) in Canon Form for pedal piano, Op. 56
>Schumann, Robert : Sketches (4) for pedal piano, Op. 58
>Franck, César : Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Funf Stucke fur Flotenuhr, WoO 33
>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) in Canon Form for pedal piano, Op. 56
>Schumann, Robert : Sketches (4) for pedal piano, Op. 58
>Franck, César : Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

However unusual or even bizarre it may seem, the idea of a piano endowed with a pedalboard similar to that of an organ actually has a long history behind it. Its antecedents are the clavichord and the harpsichord with single or double keyboard, which also often had a pedalboard attached.

Johann Sebastian Bach owned a clavichord with two keyboards and pedalboard for which he composed the Trio Sonata BWV 525-530, the Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 and other works. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart owned a fortepiano with independent pedals, built expressly for him in 1785 by Anton Walter. The instrument Robert Schumann refers to as a pedalflügel (piano with pedalboard) first entered his home in Dresden in 1845. He was also able to convince F.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy to inaugurate a class especially for the pedalflügel in the Conservatorium of Leipzig. There are various systems with which a pedalboard was attached to the piano: the most common was that of a pedalboard fastened under the piano that activated its mechanics-keyboard; another System, though less frequent, was that of placing two independent pianos (each with its separate mechanics and strings).

At the end of this last century the piano-maker Luigi Borgato realized a new instrument, the "DOPPIO BORGATO": a double piano of extensive form, joining a concert-grand together with a second piano activated by a pedalboard comprised of 37 pedals, thus augmenting the expressive qualities of its 18th century predecessors.

The DOPPIO BORGATO opens up a new page for the musical world, this particular instrument offering new possibilities to both composers and interpreters.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chiesa di S. Apollinare, Monticello di Lonigo, Vicenza, (07/2010).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fünf Stücke für Flötenuhr, WoO 33 :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1799

>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) in Canon Form for pedal piano, Op. 56
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Schumann, Robert : Sketches (4) for pedal piano, Op. 58
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1873.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
  • Performer: Mirco Bruson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1708-1712