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«Reply #300 on: January 17, 2012, 04:40:18 PM »
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?
You're not wrong! Full details of his specified requirements will be found at http://www.mus.ulaval.ca/roberge/srs/05-advan.htm#boesendorfer.

The lowest notes on a Bösendorfer 290 are, however, of arguably more significance in terms of the effect that their presence has on the overall sound of the remainder of the instrument than in the relatively rare instances on which composers have actually called for any of those extra 8 notes in their piano works.

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«Reply #301 on: January 17, 2012, 05:05:42 PM »
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«Reply #302 on: January 17, 2012, 07:11:52 PM »
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«Reply #303 on: January 17, 2012, 07:38:05 PM »






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«Reply #304 on: January 17, 2012, 07:41:56 PM »
World's highest piano concert

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«Reply #305 on: January 18, 2012, 12:33:47 AM »
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«Reply #306 on: January 18, 2012, 12:57:54 AM »
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«Reply #307 on: January 18, 2012, 03:53:13 AM »
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«Reply #308 on: January 18, 2012, 05:58:40 AM »
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«Reply #309 on: January 18, 2012, 07:26:16 AM »
You're not wrong! Full details of his specified requirements will be found at http://www.mus.ulaval.ca/roberge/srs/05-advan.htm#boesendorfer.

The lowest notes on a Bösendorfer 290 are, however, of arguably more significance in terms of the effect that their presence has on the overall sound of the remainder of the instrument than in the relatively rare instances on which composers have actually called for any of those extra 8 notes in their piano works.

Best,

Alistair

Thanks for the link. It took me a while to really get the point even after reading the passage over and over again.
I only know of one other piano brand that also employs extra keys in the bass and that is the Stuart and Sons pianos, based in Australia. I wonder, why didn't the Imperial Bosendorfers include extra notes in the treble? One of life's tough questions I guess.

JL
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«Reply #310 on: January 18, 2012, 10:33:25 AM »
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«Reply #311 on: January 18, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
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«Reply #312 on: January 18, 2012, 01:34:02 PM »
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«Reply #313 on: January 18, 2012, 07:02:33 PM »
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«Reply #314 on: January 18, 2012, 07:19:14 PM »
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«Reply #315 on: January 18, 2012, 07:32:29 PM »
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«Reply #316 on: January 18, 2012, 07:46:33 PM »

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«Reply #317 on: January 19, 2012, 02:23:43 AM »
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«Reply #318 on: January 19, 2012, 03:37:25 AM »
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«Reply #319 on: January 19, 2012, 03:57:53 AM »

ooh i've seen those, it essentially folds up flat like a big briefcase or table top. really interesting!

this is odd not sure if it's real or not

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«Reply #320 on: January 19, 2012, 04:31:19 AM »
this is odd not sure if it's real or not

If there is a round table that has been made and a bar piano table surely this horse shoe like piano should! I'm not sure how it functions as compared to a normal piano.

JL
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«Reply #321 on: January 19, 2012, 04:59:38 AM »
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«Reply #322 on: January 19, 2012, 05:20:24 AM »
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«Reply #323 on: January 19, 2012, 01:12:51 PM »
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«Reply #324 on: January 19, 2012, 03:34:01 PM »
that is SOOOOOO bizarre!  I wouldn't mind having it, though.  Plus the house, of course.

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«Reply #325 on: January 19, 2012, 03:37:06 PM »

I don't think we should count digital pianos in this thread, though!  To me, that's yuckky.  ::)

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«Reply #326 on: January 19, 2012, 03:39:00 PM »

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«Reply #327 on: January 19, 2012, 03:45:31 PM »
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«Reply #328 on: January 20, 2012, 03:18:05 PM »
Oh, YESSSSSSSS!
i know right!? schimmel makes beautiful stuff!!!

i could probably be convinced to buy if they throw one of these in the deal for free  ;D

also available in classic polished ebony (blk) and mahogany lol
http://store.drumbum.com/skuMGMSC-374.html
http://store.drumbum.com/skuMGMSC-376.html

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«Reply #329 on: January 20, 2012, 04:16:31 PM »


Hmmmm...If only the keys were functional and we were in a good position to play them while doing our business... ;D
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«Reply #330 on: January 20, 2012, 08:21:49 PM »


Has anyone played on a piano with keys of unconventional colours?  I wonder if that would affect your playing somehow, unless you are used to not looking at the keyboard.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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«Reply #331 on: January 22, 2012, 07:42:04 AM »
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«Reply #333 on: January 28, 2012, 03:42:08 AM »
lol  ;D

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«Reply #334 on: January 28, 2012, 05:04:19 AM »
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«Reply #335 on: January 28, 2012, 03:49:49 PM »
whoops!

for sale, slightly damaged bosendorfer, make an offer....

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«Reply #337 on: January 28, 2012, 03:52:47 PM »
curved keyboard. this could be really cool

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i spy....
«Reply #338 on: February 03, 2012, 11:20:50 PM »
a piano!
there's one in here somewhere i promise.

pg-13 but i probably wouldn't click into it  at work just to be safe

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«Reply #339 on: February 03, 2012, 11:24:57 PM »
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«Reply #340 on: February 03, 2012, 11:26:45 PM »
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lol good eye, honestly i didnt't see it the first time

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«Reply #341 on: February 05, 2012, 03:14:26 PM »
even the ugly chicks look better after a makeover


I feel like this is the Susan Boyle of pianos :P.

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«Reply #342 on: February 15, 2012, 08:30:57 AM »


I won't have to leave the comfort of my bed to practice.

JL
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«Reply #343 on: February 15, 2012, 03:38:04 PM »


Father and son, maybe?

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«Reply #344 on: February 15, 2012, 06:01:53 PM »
@GN22 - I've tuned a number of Essex pianos, and I love Steinways and have no problem with the Bostons. For the money for an Essex, you can get a much better piano elsewhere.

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«Reply #345 on: February 15, 2012, 07:00:32 PM »


Father and son, maybe?
lol


the little one is not a piano though, sure looks like one in a way huh, it's a celeste, i've always wanted one but they are so incredibly expensive! hard to find good used one in a decent keyboard size, yamaha makes a couple of nice ones but i think the cheapest of the twoo starts around 15-20,000 dollars, and that s so much for an instrument that will see litte use, essentially pretty sure orchestras and such are the only folks who end up buying them. they're freakin cool though, fantastic sound.

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«Reply #346 on: February 16, 2012, 02:30:16 AM »
Yes, I know it's a celesta. I just posted it because I've been playing the celesta a lot in the wind ensemble I play in.

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«Reply #347 on: February 20, 2012, 08:13:24 AM »
I don't think I've ever alternated between such extremes of desire and disgust in my life. Some amazing and some horrific creations here.

Not sure I saw this one yet (not playable, but still kind of cool):


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«Reply #348 on: February 23, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
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«Reply #349 on: February 23, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
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