Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder

Mar 25, 2013

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.