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August 16, 2011 A South African artist lays utter waste to preconceptions about period performances.
Musical gumbo: The Savannah Music Festival mixes a broad variety of musicians and genres each year.
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July 13, 2011 Hear some of the top classical artists in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival.
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout at the Savannah Music Festival 2011.
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July 13, 2011 Using a fortepiano — the kind of instrument Mozart himself would have played — this lively artist explores rarely heard elements of the composer's genius.
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August 23, 2005 Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout (bih-ZAY-den-hoat) joins Performance Today host Fred Child in NPR's Studio 4A. Bezuidenhout is a 24-year-old pianist from South Africa who plays both fortepiano and modern piano. When he's playing music from the period in which composers were writing for the fortepiano, he prefers to play it on that instrument. Bezuidenhout plays a sonata in E-minor by CPE Bach, and then the "Piano Sonata Op. 10, No. 3" by Beethoven. He performs on a fortepiano made by Thomas and Barbara Wolf in 1992.
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