Daniel Adam Maltz: The Classical Fortepiano
Presentation and Master Class
The Classical Fortepiano
January 27, 2023 at 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Winifred Smith Concert Hall
Daniel Adam Maltz is devoted to performing on historic Viennese fortepianos — enabling modern audiences to experience the sound world of the Classical era — utilizing the vast range of tones and colors familiar to the composers. He brings his expertise in the Viennese sound, culture, philosophies, and practices of the era to his interpretations. He studied historical performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts.
Students are introduced to the sound world of the fortepiano and its significant impact on Classical-era music. Topics of discussion include piano evolution, technical aspects of fortepianos, expected performance practices during the Classical era, and historical tuning.
A masterclass on Classical-era repertoire with a special emphasis on issues of style and performance practice from a historical perspective will follow. Pianists will perform on a modern piano while being taught from the fortepiano.