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Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder


If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

 On his present tour Buchbinder performs on a modern piano, however, a recent pairing with Vienna's Concentus Musicus Wien found him playing a fortepiano. In this interview Buchbinder discusses his love of live performance, the dynamics of period instruments and his surprise at being invited by friend and Royal Concertgebow Orchestra conductor Nikolas Harnoncourt to record with a period ensemble.

Trevor serves as KBIA’s weekday morning host for classical music. He has been involved with local radio since 1990, when he began volunteering as a music and news programmer at KOPN, Columbia's community radio station. Before joining KBIA, Trevor studied social work at Mizzou and earned a masters degree in geography at the University of Alabama. He has worked in community development and in urban and bicycle/pedestrian planning, and recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia with his wife, Lisa Groshong. An avid bicycle commuter and jazz fan, Trevor has cycled as far as Colorado and pawed through record bins in three continents.
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