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«Reply #250 on: January 14, 2012, 12:45:25 PM »
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«Reply #251 on: January 14, 2012, 01:30:23 PM »
oh wow....

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«Reply #252 on: January 14, 2012, 01:34:51 PM »
petrof tends to be pretty conservative, nice to see them play with a modern plate color

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«Reply #253 on: January 14, 2012, 01:36:14 PM »
another petrof entry, usual for this builder they rarely stray from the traditional look , i like what they did here

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«Reply #254 on: January 14, 2012, 01:39:08 PM »
more rare petrof,
P 210 designed by Peter Krk



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«Reply #255 on: January 14, 2012, 01:40:17 PM »
more nice petrof

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«Reply #256 on: January 14, 2012, 01:49:27 PM »
i've posted the other two colors of this one, i hadn't seen it in pink

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«Reply #257 on: January 14, 2012, 01:50:47 PM »

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«Reply #258 on: January 15, 2012, 01:07:55 AM »
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«Reply #259 on: January 15, 2012, 01:11:02 AM »
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«Reply #260 on: January 15, 2012, 01:12:43 AM »
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«Reply #261 on: January 15, 2012, 01:43:06 AM »


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«Reply #262 on: January 15, 2012, 03:42:41 AM »
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«Reply #263 on: January 15, 2012, 05:06:34 AM »
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«Reply #264 on: January 15, 2012, 11:52:10 AM »
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«Reply #265 on: January 15, 2012, 12:11:05 PM »


An Imperial Bosendorfer piano with 97 keys.
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«Reply #266 on: January 15, 2012, 12:36:17 PM »
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«Reply #267 on: January 16, 2012, 01:15:21 AM »


One of the 3 surviving pianos made by Cristofori.
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«Reply #268 on: January 16, 2012, 01:21:19 AM »
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«Reply #269 on: January 16, 2012, 01:32:58 AM »
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«Reply #270 on: January 16, 2012, 02:32:42 AM »
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«Reply #271 on: January 16, 2012, 03:45:44 AM »
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«Reply #272 on: January 16, 2012, 04:33:22 AM »
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«Reply #273 on: January 16, 2012, 09:44:06 AM »


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«Reply #274 on: January 16, 2012, 12:56:51 PM »

How the h... are supposed to read the music here?!  Wouldn't mind owning it, though...

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«Reply #275 on: January 16, 2012, 02:20:33 PM »
this one has been hard to find since it's not 'out there in the public' rare pic of a ferrari red steinway special built for an executive of a certain car company...

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«Reply #276 on: January 16, 2012, 02:23:23 PM »
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«Reply #277 on: January 16, 2012, 02:34:04 PM »
one of my favorite pianos of all time, it is definately a serious contender for my next piano upgrade if and when it happens if i can find the right used one at a good price, baldwin sf-10, incredible instrument


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«Reply #278 on: January 16, 2012, 03:56:14 PM »


An Imperial Bosendorfer piano with 97 keys.
Now that's what I call a piano!

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«Reply #279 on: January 16, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »
Now that's what I call a piano!

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Alistair

Indeed! The ultra modern design pianos are mainly for display only. I've never seen a Bosendorfer grand in person, let alone touched one. I never knew such a piano brand existed. I don't know much about piano brands but I think the quality of the piano must be along the lines of Steinway. I want to play on this piano particularly because of being the few piano brands to have extra black keys down in the low end of the piano.

Unless I'm wrong, I think Sorabji used some of the low Black notes for his compositions?

JL
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«Reply #280 on: January 16, 2012, 05:11:34 PM »
The bird one is interesting -- Is it really music?  It would be interesting just to hear what sounds get spit out of that.

My reactions to these are interesting too.  I'm noticing if they're different I'm tending to either like or dislike them instantly.  I don't mind the blue ones so much.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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«Reply #281 on: January 17, 2012, 12:27:25 AM »
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«Reply #283 on: January 17, 2012, 12:40:39 AM »
I've never seen a Bosendorfer grand in person, let alone touched one.

Neither have I, I sure know about them though. awesome clarity of sound - very crisp, with the melody really punching out to be heard, without the tone becoming harsh... Atleast with the ones I've heard.

Valentina Lisitsa is playing a bosendorfer in the chopin etude videos.. its like I can't decide who I want to spend the night with more..  her or the instrument..

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«Reply #284 on: January 17, 2012, 12:43:25 AM »
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«Reply #285 on: January 17, 2012, 12:48:02 AM »
Neither have I, I sure know about them though. awesome clarity of sound - very crisp, with the melody really punching out to be heard, without the tone becoming harsh... Atleast with the ones I've heard.

Valentina Lisitsa is playing a bosendorfer in the chopin etude videos.. its like I can't decide who I want to spend the night with more..  her or the instrument..
bosies are nice don't get me wrong, and i have had a chance to play many from all over their sizes ranges and from different years (even one that now belongs to a doctor that was a friend of mine who bought it off the san fransisco symphony folks i believe), although you immediately get the sense that you are playing a very well made functioning/functional work of art, I have yet to experience a visceral, oh wow, response, one which i should say i have gotten after messing with other 'less glamorous'/boutique brands including the my all time favorite, the shigeru, then estonia pianos, and mason and hamlins. also i have had an encounter or two with some baldwins which were pretty spectacular that i believe on a purely emotinal level i think i would choose of the bosies i have tried.

really i've got my heart set on trying the other germans i have yet to experience, bechstein, seiler, sauter, and grotrian.

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«Reply #286 on: January 17, 2012, 12:49:53 AM »
lol 0-60 in b flat

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«Reply #287 on: January 17, 2012, 01:09:22 AM »
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«Reply #289 on: January 17, 2012, 01:19:25 AM »
from the movie (which i thought was great) , the legend of 1900, i thought the piano was so beautiful yet i have never found any info on the maker, if anyone knows, please add it,

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«Reply #290 on: January 17, 2012, 01:24:53 AM »
bosies are nice don't get me wrong, and i have had a chance to play many from all over their sizes ranges and from different years (even one that now belongs to a doctor that was a friend of mine who bought it off the san fransisco symphony folks i believe), although you immediately get the sense that you are playing a very well made functioning/functional work of art, I have yet to experience a visceral, oh wow, response, one which i should say i have gotten after messing with other 'less glamorous'/boutique brands including the my all time favorite, the shigeru, then estonia pianos, and mason and hamlins. also i have had an encounter or two with some baldwins which were pretty spectacular that i believe on a purely emotinal level i think i would choose of the bosies i have tried.

really i've got my heart set on trying the other germans i have yet to experience, bechstein, seiler, sauter, and grotrian.

My personal fetish is over stuart and sons. Primarily because I've seen a video based on the pianos and a scientific analysis of them.

To put it really simply, they made an adjustment to how the string is mounted. In any other piano, supposedly the string is struct and vibrates vertically, then gradually progresses to horizontally. Where as in a stuart and sons there is an additional part that ensures the vibration remains vertical. They argue that this means better sustain and a sweeter tone (and it was reviewed and agreed on by an independent scientific body). They also say that because of this there is much greater clarity in the lower register, as in you can play busier clusters of low notes without the sound becoming "muddy"..

And in their recorded samples I'm inclined to agree that it sounds pretty great..

But maybe my fetish is fuelled by the anticipation of something amazing, and the real thing may not be that significant..

They start at 150K, and only appear in their own showroom/private homes/concert halls - so I don't get to try anytime soon


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«Reply #291 on: January 17, 2012, 01:43:04 AM »
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«Reply #294 on: January 17, 2012, 04:40:22 AM »
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«Reply #295 on: January 17, 2012, 05:52:20 AM »
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«Reply #296 on: January 17, 2012, 08:07:22 AM »
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«Reply #298 on: January 17, 2012, 04:32:23 PM »
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