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13-04-2014, 12:54
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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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21-05-2013, 08:18
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9-02-2013, 07:49
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1- Erard Grand Circa 1860s
2- Pleyel Concert Grand Circa 1870
3- Steinway Grand Model C 1884
4- Erard Salon Grand Circa 1900 with Gilt Bronzes of wreaths
5- Bechstein Concert Grand Circa 1910
6- Erard Salon Grand 210 cm Circa 1910
7- Scheidmayer Grand Circa 1910
8- Pleyel Square Circa 1830s
9- Pianino Pleyel Circa 1830s
10- Square Pianoforte made by Puhlmann London Circa 1788
11- Square Piano made by Broadwood Circa 1795
12- Square piano made by Erard Freres Circa 1792
13- Square Piano made by Steinway circa 1875
14- Pianino made by Kulerich Paris with brass decore Circa 1870
15- Pianino made by Brinsmead and sons Painted case London Circa 1860
16- Harp circa 1775 Attributed to Nadermann Paris

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