Sunday, August 26, 2012

Verdi Tuning - A=432

This fascinating documentary highlights argues for orchestras to return to the tuning frequency of Verdi's time. The instrumentalists increasingly higher tuning in pursuit of brighter string sound is ruining many of today's voices and do not reflect the musical colours that composers of the time wanted. Renata Tebaldi and Piero Cappuccilli are among the top musicians who speak up on the issue, Cappuccilli even sings a few lines to demonstate the differences in colour and tessitura.

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