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"Various Instruments for Sale"

21-05-2014, 12:58

Stunning Art Cased Upright Piano made by Ignace Pleyel Paris serial number 10041 made in the year 1844.

Made in the style of Charles Andre Boulle,  these gorgeous highly decorated pianos are highly sought after... 


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17-05-2014, 09:28

Early French Black Laquered with Chinoiserie upright pianino made by Pfeiffer Paris circa 1830s.

Upright pianino art cased piano by Pfeiffer Paris Circa 1830s

Wooden framed pianoforte having 6 octaves and six notes.
according to our archives...The said pianoforte maker went bankrupt in 1839.
Chinoiserie, French for "Chinese-esque" is a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the 17 century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences. It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquer like materials and decoration.

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14-05-2014, 10:33
Category: Historical

Romantique period early grand piano made by Ignace Pleyel Paris serial number 5366 finished in 1836.

Extra long model bein 225 cm long. The case made of exotic parts of mahogany inlaid with copper inlay. These extra long grand pianos made by Pleyel not only were highly sought after during the era of Chopin, but is now a highly sought after pianos in todays early pianoforte world. With the closing of the internationally known French Factory of Pianos, Pleyel, it has become much more evident of the importance today by collectioners worldwide to preserve these Historical Music Instruments. Please contact us if you have interest in any of our collection...


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28-04-2014, 18:56
Category: Historical
Period Italian Spinet from the years 1577 made by Patrus Trasentinis.
Octave spinets were portable keyboard instruments, widely used in private homes in Italy throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to accompany singing.

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13-04-2014, 12:54
Category: News, Piano Pedia

One hundred and seventy-seven years ago,  on March 31, 1837, an unusual concert took place in Paris, pitting the pianistic skills of the two leading virtuosos of the time, Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg. The contest was adjudged a draw.

Thalberg was a fine pianist according to contemporaries Mendelssohn, Hallé and Clara Schumann; even Chopin said that he ‘played excellently.’ There were inflammatory remarks in the press, rival concerts in the Conservatoire (Thalberg) and the Opéra  (Liszt) in March 1837 and this pianistic duel was the culmination.

Posterity has however heavily favored Liszt, with Thalberg a mere footnote in Romantic piano literature. If you’ll forgive the pun, it was a “Battle of the HANDS,” a digital confrontation of the two leading virtuoso pianists of the day, Thalberg and Liszt.

The concert took place at the Salon of the Princess Cristina Belgiojoso-Trivulzio, an Italian noblewoman who played a prominent part in Italy’s struggle for independence. She is also notable as a writer and journalist. She scored the social coup of the season at her Parisian salon close to the Madeleine. Ostensibly, it was the culmination of a three-day charity fundraiser in aid of Italian political refugees, but it REALLY was the artistic equivalent of a prize fight—the fists in question pummelling the piano keyboard.  Belgiojoso’s judgment was, “Thalberg is the greatest pianist, but there is only one Liszt.”...

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