DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘THE LOST SOUND’
In the documentary film ‘The Lost Sound’ we are witness to the discovery of an extremely rare Nanette Streicher forte piano, built in Vienna in 1826. In a light and sometimes humorous tone we follow the painstaking restoration of the instrument from a horrible wreck into a beautiful sounding instrument.
We follow restorer/collector Edwin Beunk – en route with his instruments for concerts and recordings in Europe and even to Tokyo. Famous pianists tell us why they play on historical pianos and what it means to them.
TIMELINE – OVERVIEW OF COMPOSERS AND THE PIANOS OF THEIR TIME
HISTORY AND FILMS
In the course of time it transpired that a new world opened up for many when visiting the collection for the fist time; amateur players, students, professionals and even some world famous pianists alike. Therefore Edwin Beunk decided to create a number of short documentary films about the history of the early piano, in collaboration with filmmaker Patrick Drijver and fortepianist Riko Fukuda.
The history of the early piano is extensive and complicated. As in Edwin Beunk’s collection, the focus in these short films lies on what most of the important composers knew and played in their time.
The fascinating story of the early piano ends around 1850. The first in this 11 episode series was launched on 16 April 2022.
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