Chopin Period Concert Grand by John Broadwood & Sons made in the year 1844
No 16,000 Pie-crust model French polished Rosewood
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.
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...
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.