The program is presented on two modern copies of most famous fortepiano makers of Chopin‘s time: C. Graf, 1819 and I.Pleyel, 1830. The Graf was preferred by Chopin when he first performed in Vienna.
Beethoven’s piano works are deeply connected to the instruments on which they were written. He lived in a period in which piano making developed rapidly in a rapidly changing society and Beethoven’s own style evolved accordingly. His works are perfectly expressive of the sounds and effects of his different pianos, using their possibilities to the full.
Premier recording of “complete Beethoven sonatas” played by Alexei Lubimov and his colleagues is recorded on copies of instruments from Beethoven’s era, built by the outstanding contemporary piano master Paul McNulty.
Best wishes for New Year 2019 – let it become harmonious for you!
If you wish to order, to buy or to rent our fortepianos you are welcome to visit our workshop near Prague, also July 10-13 US Piano Technician Convention, April 2-5 Musikmesse Frankfurt and August Brugge EXPO. We can also meet when we are abroad, renting or delivering new pianos in Europe, America, Australia, Oman and Hong Kong
The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the Grand Theater — National Opera invite you to the first presentation of a copy of the Buchholtz piano — the Warsaw Chopin instrument, which will take place on March 17, 2018 at the Teatr Wielki — Polish National Opera.
Most dedicated listeners but also more casual fans of classical music have at some point wondered about the sound of early musical instruments once played by the great composers.