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25-02-2015, 06:18

Pianino made by
Matthias Ferdinand Rachals, Hamburg Serial number 435 - Circa 1840

MATHIAS FERDINAND RACHALS (1801-1866) had made pianos of all kinds in Hamburg since 1832 making this pianino one of the early ones he made.

Case made of rosewood. The wooden Framed piano is in its original condition, together with the original strings and the tuning pins.
The strings are placed vertical .
The Hammers are covered by felt with a hallowed area similar to the early Pleyel hammers in Paris.
Two pedals, left one is for the dampening, the right activates the bichord to the una-corda effect.
Typical Pianino from the Chopin Era
Compass:  F 1 – f  4  (6 oktaves).

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28-09-2014, 13:39

Pleyel Pianino serial number 4874 - Year 1835

Ignace Pleyel Pianino serial number 4874 made in the year 1835,
piano originally purchased by the Prince Francois Borghese of Italy also known as Prince Aldobrandini.
Case is not of the normal construction of pianino made by Ignace Pleyel, this particular pianino is made or gorgeous Citrus wood highlighted by bands of Zephir wood, a type of African ebony mostly used on musical instruments.


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12-08-2014, 10:38
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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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6-08-2014, 12:27

Pianino Pleyel made by Ignace Pleyel serial number 5510 year 1836

6 1/2 octave verticale pianino in a beautiful flamed mahogany. 

It is said that Chopin often admired and used these small beautiful instruments.

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18-02-2014, 22:26

Unique Pianino made by Pleyel Paris serial number 18058 made in the year 1852.

Special sculpted oak case is Renaissance style . Two winged griffons adding a stature along the front panel of the piano protecting the piano as guardians. This special and unique piano was Ordered by Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (5 August 1811 – 12 February 1896) famously known French composer, best known for his operas Mignon (1866) and Hamlet (1868, after Shakespeare) and as Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871 till his death.


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