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Palace Pianos - Expert in Unique Art Case Pianos and Harps. (EUACP)

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Palace Pianos, one of Europe's largest private collection of unique and rare antique Pianos and more.

With over 40 years of Expertise 20 Years of professional Experiences in the field of Pianos and Harps, we have collected a vast collection of antique pianos that has become world wide known for their beauty and elegance. Here you can have your own museum quality piano right in your own homes!

Among the very earliest keyboard instruments are the pipe organ, hurdy gurdy, clavichord and harpsichord. The organ is without doubt the oldest of these, appearing in the 3rd century BC, though this early instrument, called hydraulis, did not use a keyboard in the modern sense. From its invention until the 14th century, the organ remained the only keyboard instrument. Often, the organ did not feature a keyboard at all, but rather buttons or large levers operated by a whole hand. Almost every keyboard until the 15th century had naturals to each octave.

The clavichord and the harpsichord appeared during the 14th century, the clavichord probably being the earlier. The harpsichord and the clavichord were both very common until the widespread adoption of the piano in the 18th century, after which their popularity decreased. The piano was revolutionary because a pianist could vary the volume (or dynamics) of the sound by varying the vigor with which each key was struck. The piano's full name is gravicèmbalo con piano e forte meaning harpsichord with soft and loud but can be shortened to piano-forte, which means soft-loud in Italian. In its current form, the piano is a product of the 20th century, and is far removed in both sound and appearance from the "pianos" known to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. In fact, the modern piano is significantly different from even the 19th-century pianos used by Liszt, Chopin, and Brahms.

Keyboard instruments were further developed in the early 20th century. Early electromechanical instruments, such as the Ondes Martenot, appeared early in the century. This was a very important contribution to the keyboard's history.

Our Pianos and Harps have been profiled on Luxry magazines, TV, Films and Commercials.

At Palace Pianos we offer you the same beauty from the past to be shown,  played and cherished within the present in your own homes!
Give us an email with your interest.

Experts:

 
Jay Mallory - PalacePianos CEO

Research and History Department (English/French)
Expert in Archives and research for Early Pianoforte and Harp
Telephone : +49 160 97955148 - Main Office

Telephone :  +49 951 18304416
Email : Jay@palacepianos.com
Skype : parisboy67
Facebook Address : www.Facebook.com/Jay67Mallory

 

Claudia-Maria Klinkenberg (English/German/Spanish/Italian/French)
Telephone: +49 (0) 72 43 33 29 700
Fax : +49 (0) 72 43  33 29 701
Address: Vordersteig 12 , 76275 Ettlingen, Germany
Email : Claudia.klinkenberg@web.de
Website : www.claudiaklinkenberg.com

 

Olivier Marechal - Expert early pianos and harps (English/French)
Telephone : +33 238558853 - France Office
Mobile Phone : +33 611207683
Email : info@palacepianos.com

 

Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh (English/Persian)
Middle East PR - Website manager
Telephone : +98 915 6483057 - Middle East
Mobile Phone : +98 935 4952115
Email : freeman@palacepianos.com
Skype : mehdi.freeman
Facebook Address : www.Facebook.com/Mehdi.S.Freenan

 

UK Sales Agent
Mark Blades MA (English/UK)
Telephone : +44 758 402 2896
Email : MarkBlades@palacepianos.co.uk
Facebook Address : www.facebook.com/mark.a.blades

 

Hongmei AUDA (Chinese/English)
Telephone: +6 60 71 89 11
Address: Société APIE - 147 Ancienne Route d'Esparron
83470 Saint-Maximin la Sainte-Baume


Daniel Benito (French/Spanish)
Email : radios.clocks@yahoo.fr
Telephone : +33 238558853 - France Office

István Práczky (French/German/Hungarian/Russian)
Zeneszalon Ltd. - Eastern Europe Office
Mobile Phone: +3630 996-88-16
Telephone: +361 7202701
Address: H-1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 88-90, fszt 19/a, Hungary
Skype: praczkyistvan
Email : praczky@zeneszalon.hu
Facebook Address : www.Facebook.com/Pisticus

 

 
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