Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Current Distractions

Thu 13 Sep 2012

Once again, we look at what’s been pulling at our attention strings in the OAE office. 

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French Impressionists with Sir Simon Rattle. Tour video diary – No.2

Thu 23 Aug 2012

For the second instalment of our tour diary we’re in Rotterdam. Or is it Amsterdam?

Whatever – this second part includes an interview with piano specialist and tuner  Brian MaCartney, who tells us all about the 1920’s Erard piano that was used in this tour.

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With its unique plucked sound, stately shape and often beautifully adorned exterior, the harpsichord is one of the most recognisable sounds and images of the glorious baroque.

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