Author Archives: Job ter Haar

Piatti, paintings and the first woman Tango composer

Eloisa d’Herbil was the first woman composer of Tango. She lived in Cuba for most of her childhood, and moved to Buenos Aires in 1868 (in the company of the American pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who died one year later … Continue reading

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Mere threads

One of the things I want to learn more about is string tension in the 19th century, in particular in connection to Piatti and the Milanese cello school. A good starting point seems to be the cello method by Guglielmo … Continue reading

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A poor and meagre instrument

From a review of a concert that Piatti gave on the 24th of October in York: “Signor Piatti, it is true, has not the powerful tone of Lindley, and the instrument he plays upon is poor and meagre; but he … Continue reading

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Collard & Collard

This grand piano from 1870 by Collard & Collard will hopefully be restored in the coming months. I will use it for house concerts with repertoire connected to my research and maybe even for recordings. How it came into my … Continue reading

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A new start

Here’s a new post, after almost three years of silence! The coming years I will use this blog to share some of the results of my research project. Maybe it will become a kind of irregular research diary. Let’s see … Continue reading

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new website

Hi everybody, this is going to be my new website. Blog style. The coming weeks I will work on the design and content. For now, I’m just experimenting! You can navigate this site with the menus on the picture (colored … Continue reading

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