Guess what! A piano is a keyboard (instrument).

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Mar 18 03:34:22 UTC 2012

Another possibility (which could perhaps be easily confirmed or
refuted from the Youtube context) -- "piano" is used because the
performance is on a piano rather than what Bach wrote for.  Think
Glenn Gould and his "The Well-Tempered Clavier".


At 3/17/2012 09:46 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>OK, it's /my/ turn to say that I don't see anything unusual. Seems to be
>a bad translation of "Klavier". Just consider what Wiki posits in
>disambiguation of "Clavier":
>>Klavier, the German word used specifically to refer to any sort of
>>piano except grand pianos, but not other keyboard instruments.
>Perhaps it was posted by a French speaker who saw the line just above it.
>>Clavier, the French word for keyboard (either musical or typographical)
>Of course, Bach wrote for neither "keyboard" nor piano. He did, however,
>write for Clavier (in this case, harpsichord==clavicimbalum, or,
>potentially, clavichord, as well as ). Some of the titles are fairly
>routinely presented as "Keyboard concertos" or "concerti". Another
>possible association is "basso continuo", which is even more ambiguous
>in modern terms.
>     VS-)
>PS: Any musicians, please jump in any time...
>On 3/17/2012 8:52 PM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
>>On Youtube:
>>J.S.Bach:Keyboard (Piano) Concerto No.1 D minor BWV 1052 (1)
>The American Dialect Society -

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