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Second Seminar on Musical Tuning
October 14, 2016 in Manhattan

October 2016

Schiller Institute Music Director John Sigerson will give the second lecture-demonstration on the universal principles of musical tuning, registration, voice placement, Classical beauty--principles which guide the Schiller Institute's "Manhattan Project" choral process.

Whereas the first session on September 30 concentrated on the principles underlying the "Verdi tuning" approximately A=432 Hz and the confusion introduced by arbitrarily higher tunings, the second session will focus more on true creative genius in musical composition and performance, typified by the concept of Motivführung introduced by the late Norbert Brainin, first violinist of the famed Amadeus Quartet.

There will be time for discussion following the presentation.

Please visit to register, or call Margaret 646-509-5451.

Schiller Institute Chorus

October 14, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
152 W 66th St
New York, NY 10023
United States
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Purchase Tickets from the Schiller Institute New York City Community Chorus website

The tuning at which Classical music is played is neither a matter of popularity nor of taste, but goes to the essence of Classical composition. The Manual provides 300 musical examples that illustrate why Classical music is based on the C = 256 Hz tuning. The fundamental idea is that instrumental music is based upon the human singing voice, with its physiologically defined registers. The register changes occur to the best effect only at an orchestral tuning of C = 256 (A = 432) Hz.

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