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Maurizio Pollini’s Chopin Etudes Astonish 50 Years Later

Why did we have had to wait over fifty years for this unique recording? Maurizio Pollini withheld his permission for his first complete recording of the Chopin Etudes Opp. 10 & 25 to be released. While the legendary DG recording from the 1970s has long been acknowledged as one of the finest versions of the Chopin Etudes, the previously unissued version from Abbey Road Studios in 1960 - characterised by a lighter touch and greater musical freedom – is now available on Testament label. Read more >>

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verywellmister
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« on: February 10, 2006, 12:56:47 AM »

Hey.

do u guys know how 2 make a homemade keyboard-type instrument? (piano, organ, harpsichord, etc).

I would like a design to build that does not require expensive materials and the intonation does not have to be perfect.

I would like to keep one around for an upcoming school project.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2006, 02:51:25 AM »

 Sorry, unless you have the $$, there is no way to make any of which you ask.
 Harpsichords are available from a few manufacturers in kit form, but they cost in the $3,000+ range.  Are you willing to pay a foundry a lot of $$$ to cast you a single plate to your specs, let alone to have an action built for you.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2006, 08:45:08 PM »

Hey.

do u guys know how 2 make a homemade keyboard-type instrument? (piano, organ, harpsichord, etc).

I would like a design to build that does not require expensive materials and the intonation does not have to be perfect.

I would like to keep one around for an upcoming school project.

Thanks.

Why not to make a marimba? Well, it isn't too expensive. And it does have at least some kind of keyboard. You can even find the instructions from here: http://web.archive.org/web/20040621071855/www.bernett.biz/Marimba/Marimba.pdf

The article was originally published in September 1956.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2006, 11:42:32 PM »

I was not looking for a kit.

marimba is an interesting idea...
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