Historical Keyboards Mini Concerts
Clavichord to Fortepiano:
Mini Concert and Presentation Featuring the Historic Keyboard Collection
2014 schedule: CANCELLED until further notice.
However, please join us on February 18 and March 18 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. for a presentation on the instruments by Dr. William Meredith. On other days, our docent on duty would be happy to tell you more about the instruments and give you a tour of the Beethoven Center.
Dr. Richard Sogg uses the Beethoven Center’s historic keyboard collection to demonstrate the fundamental difference between the three most common keyboard instruments of the Baroque and Classical periods--the clavichord, the harpsichord, and the fortepiano--in comparison with the modern piano.
Dr. Sogg is a retired Stanford Medical School professor of neuro-ophthalmology. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Beryl Rubinstein. He was the accompanist for the Harvard Glee Club during his student years there and has worked locally with John Delevoryas and Adolph Baller. Most recently he has studied with Menahem Pressler, founder of the Beaux Arts Trio.