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New Piano Piece by Brahms Discovered in $158,500 Album - Free Piano Score

A piano score of the recently discovered piano piece by Johannes Brahms, Albumblatt in A minor, has been published in an Urtext edition. Download, print and play! Read more >>

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« on: January 09, 2012, 02:30:35 PM »

thought it odd there wasn't an attractive pianos thread
there's some really nice stuff out there
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 02:33:27 PM »

i think they only made about 20 of these, i actaully got to perform on one, they are incredible (and sadly the people that owned it couldn't really play , just some weatlthy smucks witha parlor room trophy...i still weep about the situation)
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 02:43:14 PM »

there's some really nice stuff out there

from the side, this is hot

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 02:44:52 PM »

welcome to crazy land, this reminds me of dr seuss for some reason
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 02:47:22 PM »



Hmmm...I rather like these pianos but I prefer more traditional, antique designs. This could be the future of piano grands. I wonder what the future of uprights might look like. Hopefully these pianos will inspire more people to buy grands and learn the piano to a sufficient standard worthy of concerts. I'm not sure if it is the right term to use it, but all these pianos look 'avante garde' in design. That's the first word that came to my mind as I looked as these pianos.

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 02:47:31 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 03:28:43 PM »


Hmmm...I rather like these pianos but I prefer more traditional, antique designs. . I wonder what the future of uprights might look like. Hopefully these pianos will inspire more people to buy grands and learn the piano to a sufficient standard worthy of concerts. I'm not sure if it is the right term to use it, but all these pianos look 'avante garde' in design. That's the first word that came to my mind as I looked as these pianos.

JL

good points.

the uprights get to show their feathers off too (well this is digital but uprightish, i'll get some others later)


i agree there is timeless beauty in the traditional standard. honestly i would LOVE to play and own one of these, one of my top 'dream pianos', i have heard and read only incredible things about what these kids put together over in Löbau
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 03:35:18 PM »

well its technically a piano. big girls need love too i suppose
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »

lol the most honest piano bar i've ever seen
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 03:37:36 PM »

speaking of piano's (lol) , my dream one have always been this: http://www.steinway.com/pianos/essex/upright/eup-123cl/

i suppose its perfect?
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 03:40:37 PM »

Wow.    Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 03:41:06 PM »

speaking of piano's (lol) , my dream one have always been this: http://www.steinway.com/pianos/essex/upright/eup-123cl/

i suppose its perfect?
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 03:42:41 PM »

this is really beautiful, danish design and bluthner now makes em.  viddy to get other angles of the instrument. i think they could have chosed a differnet piece to showcase with the video but meh, i guess with the target market it's flashy so it fits with the instrument i suppose

pretty amazing when you consider creative genius Poul Henningsen introduced his mind-altering design in 1931 Shocked



it has a kid sister
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 03:45:30 PM »

Those last two are decidedly ugly.  Not even kitsch.  Just ugly.
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 03:55:16 PM »

Those last two are decidedly ugly.  Not even kitsch.  Just ugly.
lol different folks different strokes i suppose, i like parts about it, but i agree they don't quite come together like i would have hoped.

these are really nice, they have some of the prettiest music desks (i think only bechstein rivals them), most haven't even heard of thiese, ibach has been quietly making pianos for more than 200 years, i think they are still family owned (7th generation i believe),

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2012, 03:56:28 PM »

ibach
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2012, 03:57:23 PM »

nice lines
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2012, 04:02:15 PM »

yamaha plays too
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 04:05:11 PM »

bechstein vogel
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2012, 04:43:35 PM »

$1,000,000.00+ !!!!

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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2012, 04:44:05 PM »

i think they only made about 20 of these, i actaully got to perform on one, they are incredible (and sadly the people that owned it couldn't really play , just some weatlthy smucks witha parlor room trophy...i still weep about the situation)


Call me old-fashioned, but I find most of these hideous. Rich people with vulgar tastes are exactly the right people to own these kitschy modern-art sculptures. These things are tailor-made for people who are more interested in the design than a musical instrument.
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2012, 04:50:29 PM »

Call me old-fashioned, but I find most of these hideous. Rich people with vulgar tastes are exactly the right people to own these kitschy modern-art sculptures. These things are tailor-made for people who are more interested in the design than a musical instrument.
you make a great point if i had the some 180,000 us dollars these things i recall sold for i certainly wouldn't spend it on this, still it was a very nice sounding piano, at least the bodendorfer kids made sure they had a solid piano before letting  hans hollein play with the visuals.  the lid was neat, hydraulic, lifted up by itself, gold leaf inlay underneath, it was at least fun to play it.
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2012, 04:53:19 PM »

i wonder where this thing disapeared to, 1955  steinway and sons,
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2012, 06:30:11 PM »

Finally!!  Like coming home...
I just realized there's a piano fetish out there.  LIke leather, stiletto heels, etc.   Grin
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2012, 07:01:17 PM »

Finally!!  Like coming home...
I just realized there's a piano fetish out there.  LIke leather, stiletto heels, etc.   Grin
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« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2012, 07:15:10 PM »

doubles as a good solid oak table too
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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2012, 07:18:02 PM »

Steinway & Sons No.500000
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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2012, 07:25:06 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2012, 07:56:52 PM »

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the so-called "butterfly" grand?  I think steinway made it.  It opened from underneath as well as above creating a greater sonority.  I never heard it.  I think it was played at carnegie hall awhile back.  Then it fell into oblivion, I guess.
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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2012, 08:05:31 PM »

doubles as a good solid oak table too


this is digital right?
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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2012, 08:06:42 PM »

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the so-called "butterfly" grand?  I think steinway made it.  It opened from underneath as well as above creating a greater sonority.  I never heard it.  I think it was played at carnegie hall awhile back.  Then it fell into oblivion, I guess.
i don't have a pic on my computer but i'll try and find one. i'm intrigued, the big americans all used make 'butterfly'grands a while back, mason and hamlin, wurlitzer, i think knabe and the like, wouldn't surprice me that ss played in that sandbox too. i'm intrigued, off to the hunt.

but first,
these are so nice, i have played on a few (three or four) and they were all exceptional! (none had a sticker prise under 100k-120K US dollars though... Cry )

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« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2012, 08:08:14 PM »

this is digital right?
yep.
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