Concert grand pianos of the Golden Age

... were till 1940 still proper concert grands, inspiring the audiences in various halls, whether large or small. Concert grands was a name for those grand pianos that offered a broad dynamic range at a length of 2.20 m and more, thus not only producing a great encompassing sound but also the possibility to range from subtlest pianissimo to strongest fortissimo - without being unpleasantly loud.

All wealthy piano lovers and talented pianists had a concert grand at home for practicing, giving concerts and composing. Besides the better looks, these concert grands provide a more definitely unique character because the sound was not yet as standardized as it is today. There is no better play and sound experience for anyone who has the possibility to set up such a marvelous grand piano.

And these are the instruments we can currently offer...

Steinway D concert grand piano

Built: 1928
Serial number: 263866
Action: Steinway double repetition action
Length: 2.74m

V. Horowitz, S. Rachmaninoff and many other great pianists and composers admired the Steinway D of that era. This is a very well preserved Steinway D Concert Grand Piano of the New York factory. Technical restoration by an Steinway expert has been finished in Oct2016. This concert grand piano has an amazing tone and complex character.

 

Steinway D concert grand piano

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Steinway D concert grand piano

Built: 1878
Serial number: 41309
Action: Steinway double repetition action
Length: 2.74m

This is an extremely rare Steinway & Sons Concert grand piano of the golden era. It already has all the inventions by Steinway that made this company the world market leader. The acustic piano has already been overhauled by Steinway & Sons. The case will be renovated during the coming months.

 

Steinway D concert grand piano

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Bluethner concert grand piano model 1

Built: 1894
Serial number: 37201
Action: Blüthner double repetition action
Length: 2,78 m

Coming soon: However J. Bluethner Concert Grand Pianos of the golden era are anyway rare to find - we now have found an 1894 Concert Grand Piano in a more or less untouched condition. An amazing instrument. Still impressive touch and tone. This is a piano for real Bluethner fans.

 

Bluethner concert grand piano model 1

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Bluethner concert grand Aliquot piano model 1

Built: 1923
Serial number: 105674
Action: Blüthner double repetition action
Length: 2,78 m

We have found this 1923 Bluethner Concert Grand Piano. It requires a full restoration. Nevertheless it still has a great tone. Once being restored, it will be a fantastic Concert Grand Piano. Main Picture shows identical piano (ser no 106126) as this piano (105674) came with wrong legs (ex Steinway). During restoration we will manufacture authentic Bluethner legs, lyra etc..

 

Bluethner concert grand Aliquot piano model 1

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Blüthner concert grand piano model 1

Built: 1964
Serial number: 137166
Action: Blüthner double repetition action
Length: 2,75 m

J. Blüthner's model 1 is the great concert grand piano from the Leipzig pianoforte factory. This grand piano is intended for the concert stage or the music lover at home. The concert grand has all dynamic possibilities and attracts by its nice, pregnant and encompassing sound. It is equipped with the Aliquot system. The grand piano has just been fully restored by a concert grand expert and is ready for use in a concert hall or a private music room. Currently the case gets renovated.

 

Blüthner concert grand piano model 1

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Blüthner Aliquot concert grand piano mod. 2

Built: 1936
Serial number: 120064
Action: Blüthner double repetition action
Length: 2,30 m

Few instruments were built in Germany during the late 1930s - this Blüthner Aliquot parlor grand model 2 (2.30 m), built in 1936, is one of the few from this time. Just this model 2 was rarely made - a small concert grand piano with fantastic sound in any condition. The grand piano was restored just as good as new, retaining its original beauty of sound and playing quality that will also satisfy pianistic demands.

 

Blüthner Aliquot concert grand piano mod. 2

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Ibach concert grand piano 265

Built: 1885
Serial number: 11844
Action: Double repetition action
Length: 2,65m

However Ibach had manufactured many pianos already until 1890 - a grand piano of before 1890 is a rare find - even more a concert grand piano like this. This concert grand piano (Mod 20) had been completed by Ibach on Nov 2nd, 1885. 13 years later (1898) it has been sold to a Baronesse of Griesheim Dornholzhausen. The piano is well preserved, nevertheless it requires a full restoration.

 

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Ibach concert grand piano 275

Built: 1886
Serial number: 12173
Action: Double repetition action
Length: 2,75m

These very large concert grands (model FI-24) were preferably used on concert stages at that time. Ibach concert grands from this time are distinct by an impressively great, full and clear sound. This grand piano is fully preserved in original condition, except for a new keyboard allocation that apparently dates back to about 1940. Ibach has occasionally changed the shape of the rim - the soundboard has been left open to a major extent at this model. However this piano has been heavily used, still it shows the potential. It requires a full restoration. In the beginning, this grand piano was used as a rented instrument, for example by the famous pianist Emil von Sauer, a pupil of Liszt, from December, 1886, to February, 1887.

 

Ibach concert grand piano 275

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Ibach concert grand piano 235

Built: 1911
Serial number: 64878
Action: Schwander double repetition action
Length: 2,35m

This Ibach concert grand (model F-4, Richard Wagner) piano has a silver oak surface! It is non-restored. The piano has a special history. It had been a gift to the newly opened "Beamtencasino" 1907 on the coal mining plant "Zeche Friedrich Heinrich" Kamp-Lintfort - given by the "Süddeutschen Kohlenhandelsgesellschaft and the Belgisch-Holländischen Kohlenkontor". In 1945 the allied forces used this Beamtencasino as headquarters - so Churchill, Montgomery, Eisenhower and many others had been around.

 

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Feurich Concert Grand piano

Built: 1924
Serial number: 40130
Action: Flemming double repetition action
Length: 2,27m

An extremely rare find is this Feurich concert grand piano. It is in a perfect playable condition. When playing this piano, any music lover will eperience that this piano is superior to most of the concert grand pianos.

 

Feurich Concert Grand piano

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