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17-10-2014, 16:17

Ignace Pleyel grand serial number 12478 made in the year 1845 Chopin Model

Stunning and rare Ignace Pleyel grand serial number 12478 made in the year 1845.

In its complete original beautiful self, this piano is a true treasure to find. In a mahogany sculpted case with pearls edges and sculpted legs, this Pleyel piano is the perfect example of the simple beauty that Ignace PLeyel and Chopin himself fell in love with. This piano not only is in the Chopin years but also is only two pianos away from the Great pianists own Pleyel grand serial number 12480.


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10-10-2014, 20:46

Chopin Period Concert Grand by John Broadwood & Sons made in the year 1844

No 16,000 Pie-crust model French polished Rosewood
Staggering in its retained beauty

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5-09-2014, 16:50
Category: News » Arts

Portrait of Frederic Chopin after Delacroix painting in the Louvre Musrum c. 1970.

Original plaster bust made by L H Poncet


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12-08-2014, 10:38
Category: News

Chopin`s Pianinos and the Discovery of Their Secrets

On May 3, 2014, after the end of the Szymanowska Conference in Paris, I took a trip outside of Paris to the workshop of harpsichord maker and collector of Pleyel pianos, Oliver Fadini. I went with the renowned Chopin specialist, Prof. Halina Goldberg of Indiana University.  Our tour was arranged by Fadini's friend, music journalist at Radio France, Gilles Bencimon, a fervent lover of Chopin's music and the sound of historical pianos and pianinos...

 

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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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