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Early pianos and fortepianos

Conrad Graf #1389
Ignaz Bösendorfer
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Joseph Simon
Erard (Paris)

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Historical Fortepianos

  • Conrad Graf Concert Fortepiano, Opus 1389, Date of Manufacture: Vienna, Circa 1825

    This rare instrument is available for use in concerts and recordings.

    Keyboard Range: CC-f'''', 246 cm long, 125 cm wide, 64 cm corpus thickness.

    Nameplate: rectangular printed label, gray ink, glass cover and a brass frame: CONRAD GRAF/ kaiserl: kön: Hof-Fortepianomacher/in WIEN/ nächst der Carls-Kirche im Mondschein No. 102

    Stenciled on the soundboard in pencil: *OPUS*/1389/ A/ Wien/ CONR. GRAF

    The book-matched pyramid mahogany veneered cabinet rests on three, column-like legs. The front legs are connected by a stretcher carrying the lyre and four pedals. The cabinet is elegant and free of ormolu. The cheeks of the cabinet curve inward toward the player.

    There are four pedals: keyboard shift, bassoon, moderator and damper lift. The original moderator is in excellent condition.

    The hammers and hammer leather are original. The original ivory and ebony keyboard is in excellent condition. The original dampers work perfectly after careful cleaning. The original strings were missing when I bought the piano. They have been replaced with Malcolm Rose, type C English iron wire, brass tenor strings and brass over iron bass strings made in my own shop. The wire gauge markings are clearly marked on the bridge. The instrument is tuned to A=430. The structure is in excellent condition with no warping.

    3/4 view
    Name plate
    Front
    Soundboard stencil
    Damper rack
    Pinblock and damper rack
    Strings and case
    Open and on stage
    Closed case
    Side view
    Name Plate
    3/4 view (in the shop)






  • IGNAZ BÖSENDORFER (1794-1859)

    K.K. Hof & Kammer [Double eagle] Piano-Verfertiger/Wien. Number 3881 (Vienna, c. 1850). Seven-octave, Viennese-action, concert fortepiano. Perfect ebony over ivory keyboard. Spectacular book-matched burl-walnut cabinet restored in French polish.

    The original hammers, dampers and tuning pins have been retained in the meticulous restoration. This fortepiano is featured on the Harmonia Mundi (France) recording of Johannes Brahms's Horn Trio, op. 40 (HMU 907037).

    Provenance: Austrian Benedictine monastery at Lambach. 7' 8" long, 47" wide. Fully restored.

    Front

    Keyboard




  • LUDWIG BÖSENDORFER (1835-1919)

    Concert grand fortepiano, series number 6241, Vienna, circa 1862.

    7' 8" long and 55" wide.  The cabinet is mahogany with the maker's name inlaid in brass on an ebony fallboard.  Inscription on the fallboard:

    Bösendorfer

    Inscription on the soundboard:

    L. Bösendorfer
    Kais. Bras. Hof Clavier-Macher
    Medaille
    General Excellence of Pianos
    1862 Londini
    Honoris Causa
    6241

    Serial number (?) under the soundboard: 5436

    Provenance: Purchased from a castle near Udine in Northern Italy. The inner rim is in maple. Simple, elegant mahogany cabinet with elaborate music desk.

    Restoration is now complete.

    3/4 view Front/keyboard



  • JOSEPH SIMON (active in Vienna from 1817 until his death circa 1858), concert fortepiano

    Circa 1840. Signature: Joseph Simon in Wien/Schüler von Conr. Graf. Simon was a former student of Conrad Graf.

    8¼" long x 51½"e; wide. Keyboard Range: CCC-a''''. Ivory and ebony keyboard. Three pedals: Shift, moderator and damper lift.

    Restoration nearly complete.




  • ERARD (Paris), Concert grand piano

    In ebony, serial number 53906. Date of Manufacture 1880.

    8' 1" long x 55 " wide. Two pedals.

    Signature on the Soundboard:

    Pare Brevet d'Invention
    Seb. & Pre. Erard
    13 & 21, rue de Mail
    Paris;

    Signature on the Fallboard:

    Erard

    Erard/Brass Medallion on the top:

    Erard
    Exp. Univ. de Paris
    1855
    Medaille D'Honneur

    Seven-octave keyboard. AAA-a''''.

    Restoration of this instrument is nearly complete.

    Photo of the restored piano

    Erard type 2 concert grand in ebony from the 1878 catalog     [8.5x11" scan]




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