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Offline keitokyun

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Odd piano
« on: January 23, 2016, 02:27:15 AM »
Can someone give me some info on the piano in this video?

Offline richard black

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Re: Odd piano
«Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 09:16:44 PM »
Looks like a perfectly standard Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Why do you ask - does something strike you as odd about it?
Instrumentalists are all wannabe singers. Discuss.

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Re: Odd piano
«Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 11:40:52 PM »
Instrumentalists are all wannabe singers. Discuss.

Maybe that is true, but for some reason I never could overcome my initial reaction to opera, that 90% of it is perfectly good music screwed up by the singers.
Chopin Ballades
Chopin Scherzos 2 and 3
Mephisto Waltz 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto 3
Schumann Concerto Am
Ginastera Piano Sonata
L'isle Joyeuse
Feux d'Artifice
Prokofiev Sonata Dm

Offline aweshana21

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Re: Odd piano
«Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 12:47:25 AM »
steinway piano

Offline keitokyun

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Re: Odd piano
«Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 03:07:20 AM »
Notice how the prop stand is a violin/ cello/ viola bow and that one of it's legs (the front right in the view of the pianist) is the neck and scroll of a cello.

Offline michael_c

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Re: Odd piano
«Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 02:31:02 PM »
Steinway technician Stefan Knüpfer transformed a model D so that the piano would stay level without the right front leg and the lid would stay open without the stick. Igudesman and Joo (the two musical jokers in the video) can then replace both these elements with what they like. You can see the piano better in action in this video, where the piano seems to defy gravity:



Here they are together with Knüpfer trying out different stuff. At one point Knüpfer has seemingly used a violin to prop up one side of the piano, but he then pulls it out to reveal that in fact it wasn't supporting any weight at all.