This is a piano forte. It has pedals that you push on with your knees! And I saw it played at EMPAC in Troy by Kristian Bezuidenhout. It was my first time hearing this instrument and attending a show in the large concert hall. IT WAS MAGNIFICENT!

I can’t find a recording of my favorite piece from the show but I did find this one which is pretty dang thrilling to watch and listen to.

As a result of this experience I’m promising myself to attend as many shows at EMPAC as I can, even the ones that don’t immediately appeal to me. 

(My favorite piece was the Mozart Rondo in A minor.)

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