Piano Talk: Two (or more) Pianos in One
Richard Ruggero shows us how pianos are made, and how a qualified technician can significantly change the character of a piano with the art of voicing, the manipulation of hammer felts to achieve a desired tone. He also fields piano related questions from attendees. A short performance by Randy Love is included before and after voicing to demonstrate the difference in tone that can be achieved.
Owner and President of Ruggero Piano, Richard Ruggero has been servicing pianos in the triangle area for 32 years, including three years of training with founder and father, Robert Ruggero.
Randall Love is a member of the Duke University music faculty where he teaches piano and fortepiano.
Rare Music is a lecture-demonstration series co-sponsored by DUMIC (http://www.dumic.org/) and the Duke University Libraries (http://library.duke.edu/). Almost once per month (during the academic year) there is a program on a Friday afternoon at 4 PM in the Rare Book Room (http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/) in Perkins Library. Each event includes a question and answer session and is followed by refreshments.