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9-02-2013, 08:43
Category: Harps » 18th Century Harp
18th Century Harp Attributed to Nadermann Paris Circa 1775

18th Century Harp Attributed to Nadermann Paris Circa 1775

A richly decorated harp made in the 18th Century attributed to Nadermann, Paris maker of Harps.
Painted black in gilded gold decor having japanesed visuals on soundboard and back.
Please inquire us about this is you are interested!
These are museum pieces and not meant to be used or sold as a playing instrument.

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3-01-2013, 08:41
Category: News
Before the time of television and the internet, live music performances were a primary form of entertainment. Performances were held in private homes, as well as concert halls. Many rivalries formed among pianists and composers. This created a unique angle for entertainment as individuals could then debate the merits of each musician and choose sides. One of the more famous piano duels was held between Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg.

The Battle Between “Il penseroso” and “The Old Arpeggio”

The rivalry first began in 1836 when Liszt had written a critical review of Thalberg’s most recent concert held in Paris. Though the rivalry was a friendly one, a few scathing remarks were made to the press from time to time, most often by Liszt. Meetings of the two were frequent and were always cordial. Liszt even spent time as a guest in Thalberg’s family home near Vienna in the spring of 1838.
The Battle Between “Il penseroso” and “The Old Arpeggio”
The Gazette musicale announced the program on March 26. “The greatest interest will be without question the simultaneous appearance of two talents whose rivalry at this time agitates the musical world, and is like the indecisive balance between Rome and Carthage.” On the evening of March 31, 1837, Princess Cristina Belgiojoso held a benefit concert for Italian refugees in her Paris salon. Though many musicians performed, the rivalry between Liszt and Thalberg took center stage that evening. So, which pieces were played? Here opinions and sources differ. Some say Liszt began his portion of the concert with his “Grand Gallop Chromatique” and that Thalberg countered with his fantasy variations on Bellini’s “Norma.” Harold C Schonberg mentions Liszt playing his Niobe Fantasia and Thalberg his Moses Fantasia. American pianist Steven Mayer´s re-creation of the duel on the ASV label (1993) suggests the following works.

Divertimento on favourite themes by Rossini, Op. 18 “Les Soirées Musica”
Fantasia on “God Save the Queen”, Op. 27

Divertissement sur la cavatine “I tuoi frequenti palpiti” by Pacini, S. 419
Transcription of Konzertstück in F minor by Weber
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S. 173 no 3, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Unbeknownst to the other pianist, each one had prepared a new composition to play as their final piece of the night. Liszt’s “Reminiscences de Roberts le Diable” by Meyerbeer is the more well known of the two compositions played that evening. Thalberg’s new piece was “Fantasy” Op. 33, based on Rossini’s “Moise.” The evening was regarded as a draw. ...

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27-12-2012, 16:44
Piano of HRH Duchess of Orleans given at the moment they left in exile to her Secretary of Orders to HRH Duchess of Orleans, M. Asseline who gave this piano to Louise- Pierre Henriquel-Dupont.

Piano of HRH Duchess of Orleans - Year 1838

Pleyel Pianino serial number 7391 year 1838.
Archives show us that the Pianino of the Duchess D'olreans was sent directly to the Chateau de Villiers right after the Exhibition in 1839! The following is a small paragraph from the journals from that year!
"Mme La Duchess d’Olreans a acheté un Piano Vertical en palissandre, et son impatience de le posséder a a été tell que, sans attendre la fin de l’exposition, il a été transporté, pour son usage, au chateau de Villiers."

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9-11-2012, 13:25
Category: News, CD - DVD
Classical Four Hand Piano by Alex Szilasi and Olivier Mallory
(Available now)

Brand New release

CD Samples

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