Re-tagging "piano" works as "harpsichord"

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Re-tagging "piano" works as "harpsichord"

Postby jujimufu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:40 am

Hi,

I was thinking perhaps it would be a good idea to re-tag and re-categorise all piano pieces as harpsichord pieces, because the piano descended from the harpsichord and so they're basically the same?

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Re: Re-tagging "piano" works as "harpsichord"

Postby Carolus » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:57 pm

We already have the general designation keyboard to handle the vague cases where it's not clear which instrument was intended. As for designating things like Rachmaninoff preludes for harpsichord, that's not a good idea as they might be very playable on a harpsichord since the later composers tend to exploit the generally greater range of the piano.


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