Toward a sensible keyboard temperament for Baroque orchestras

here is my recipe, along with a rough comparison with Bach/Lehman and Vallotti–for ease of use with an electronic tuner, written in cents deviation from equal temperament. I have used this formula for music by Bach, Telemann, Handel, Rameau, Mozart, and many other eighteenth-century composers. It works! Try it sometime and send me your comments.

Technology and Live Performance

I recently finished a fascinating book called Capturing Sound—How Technology has Changed Music by Mark Katz, who is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In a very thoughtful monograph, Katz traces the cultural effects of developments in sound reproducing technology from its origins in the late 19th century to the […]