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14-09-2015, 10:43

Ignace Pleyel grand piano serial number 10941 made in the year 1844

Chopin Period grand piano in a mahogany case, petit Patron (small model) 205 cm long.
This piano has been carefully restored by the skilled hands of Massimiliano Di Mario who with his talents and patience was able to bring the sound, the life and the magnificence back to this Chopin period Pleyel grand.

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24-07-2015, 04:54
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Palace Pianos, further extending our knowledge and skills to the world!

 We will be exhibiting our Luxury pianos at the 2015 China Fair in Shanghai this year representing our culture and experience in the area of rare and unique antique pianos and more. We plan to help educate the Chinese in areas such as importance in history and knowledge of the wonderful pieces we have to share with the world. Bringing some of the best examples of second hand pianos to represent the European markets that to this day still have been untouched.

 With an incredible range of music products at Music China, the largest fair of its kind in Asia! Scheduled from 14-17 October, Music China 2015 will keep the beat up. Over 1,800 exhibitors and suppliers from more than 29 countries and regions are planning to showcase the latest market’s favorites.

We welcome for all to come visit our stand, ask questions, try playing the Unique pianos we represent! We will provide as much knowledge as we can to further educate the Asian markets of how important it is to preserve the history we have to offer in Musical Instruments from Europe.

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27-12-2014, 02:10
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Steinway & Sons are probably the most illustrious Piano manufacturers in the world.

Piano players all over the world dream of owning a Steinway one day. One such piano from the annals of the company’s history is up for auction. The piano in question is a Steinway & Sons Louis XV mahogany piano that has been gilded with 24k gold. A golden piano! That seems like something out of a fairytale. This beautiful piano has been owned by several great men like the American poet William Stafford, a New York banker who kept it at his Plaza Hotel residence, Benjamin Sawtelle Hanchett , who owned the piano for almost 65 years. The last owner was Mark Fritz who owned it from 2004 till his death in 2012.

This particular piano was designed as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the company. It is a 1904 Model B piano with a serial number serial number 108815, and was designed by Joseph Burr Tiffany who was the head artist of Steinway’s Art Case Department. He also happened to be related to the founder of Tiffany & Company. It was then carved by Juan Ayuso from solid mahogany and covered with gold. Several other pianos were crafted for this special anniversary collection.

More than 80 years after it was made, Steinway’s Chairman, John H. Steinway had it restored in 1985 by renowned piano conservationist, Lloyd Meyer of Camilleri Pianoworks. The piano was in good hands as Camilleri has restored musical instruments of many artists and that of The Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music.

Piano was estimated to be sold at Auction in United States at an amazing yet not so far fetched price of 200 000 USD.

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11-11-2014, 13:19
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 From our partners in professional International Transports G&R piano removals London, Palace Pianos offers a brand New Service for shipping Pianos to China from anywhere in Europe.

G&R Removals, our preferred professional transport company has agreed on a partnership with ADP in Shanghai following many successful shipments of Pianos to China from the UK and Europe. ADP are an Established Freight and Warehousing Company based in the Customs Free Area known as the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai.

The advantage of this when sending Pianos to China is that the containers of pianos can be unloaded in ADP warehouse avoiding heavy demurrage charges in the event of any discrepancies with Chinese Customs. Coupled with our knowledge and experience of shipping Pianos to China, ADP have established links with Chinese Customs and Valuations officers in Shanghai, they have an excellent reputation for handling this kind of shipment and have proven to be very capable in transport and shipping pianos to China.

When shipping Pianos to China it is essential that all paperwork is checked and double-checked, we provide a pre-shipment checklist for all of our clients wishing to ship pianos to China, this is then confirmed by our partners in Shanghai prior to shipping, that there are no recent changes to the regulations.

G&R can assist with your application for the CITES (Certificate for International of Endangered Species) if required and will pre-advise ADP for smooth transition through Chinese Customs. We handle all UK Customs clearance, Documentation and Shipping service through to Shanghai port where ADP will take over the shipment of pianos to China, with their local knowledge and contacts they can provide full destination services of your pianos to China whether this is a single shipment, groupage service or Full Container Loads of Pianos to China.
As we are aware this is service is unprecedented, there are no other Companies offering this service for shipping pianos to China from anywhere in Europe.
We very much look forward to hearing from you with your shipping enquiry.

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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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