Monthly Archives: June 2015

Traditions with a Twist


Johann Sebastian Bach was more famous as an organist during his life than he was as a composer.  He was not recognized as “One of the Greats” until after his death.

Did you know that Bach never actually wrote music for the piano?  Did you know that Mozart’s piano sounded VERY different from the pianos of today?  Did you know that today’s pianos are tuned to a totally different frequency than the ones Beethoven played?

Over the centuries, pianos have evolved as much as the music that we play on them.  …but have you ever wondered what “The Great Composers” used to hear when THEY played?

If so, you won’t want to miss Gist Piano Center’s latest Partners In Education Event:  Traditions With a Twist.

c-230_theater_galJoin us at 6:30pm on Friday, June 19 (in Louisville) or at 2:30pm on Saturday, June 20 (in Lexington).  We’re turning back the clock to enjoy some of the great classics AS THEY WERE INTENDED.  In partnership with Roland Corporation, US, our PIE Students will be using a unique instrument (the Roland C-230 Classic Keyboard) to recreate the organ sounds of Bach’s day, the harpsichord tones that Mozart listened to and the early pianofortes that characterized the first days of piano music.  You’ll hear just how different classical music was when it was the popular music of its day – and you’ll see why the people of that era loved it so!

Experience classical music the way it was meant to be and in a way ONLY Gist Piano Center can bring to you with “Traditions With a Twist.”  Admission is free and open to the public.