On Mon, 28 Nov 1994, Kent Crispin wrote:
> It seems fairly clear that awareness of the nuances of tuning has diminished
> significantly since say, the time of Bach. I wonder if this trend can
> be blamed on the advent of the modern piano, which is *so* difficult to
> tune that only a very tiny fraction of owners even consider the possiblity
> of tuning their own instrument?
I was wondering the exact same thing. I would be grateful for a
discussion of the role the modern piano plays in the development of
temperament. Has anybody looked into this systematically?
Robert P. Forbes <[log in to unmask]>
Department of History
New Haven, CT 06520 (203)432-0714