Skip to comments.Make Beethoven's Piano Great Again: Campaign to restore Beethoven's Piano by 2020
Posted on 01/12/2019 5:43:12 AM PST by tellw
Beethovenhaus Baden has launched a campaign to restore a grand piano once played by Ludwig van Beethoven. The instrument in question was made by Conrad Graf between 1811 and 1818 and is an early example of his celebrated grand pianos.
Unfortunately, the piano has suffered considerable damage over the years and is now unplayable. Beethovenhaus Baden has embarked on an ambitious project to restore the instrument to its original glory in time for 2020the 250th Anniversary of the composers birth. The piano will then once more be available for concerts.
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I wonder if theyll use original types of material. No steel back then.
He also had soul.
Coffee spills, beer spills, cigarette burns........
Were the keys made with ivory? If so,will they restore with original materials? If so, will they have to kill an elephant or narwhale? If so, will some environmentalist file a lawsuit?
Not may be. Is.
This is cool... There will probably be a bunch of “one off” parts needing to be made.
For me, it is Pachelbel's Canon in D.
Ivory is available as old piano keys. I had to restore an ivory inlay on an antique gun. I looked up a piano restorer who had a box of them.
Pachelbel’s Canon.... I always thought it would be great if Taco Bell co-opted that and did an ad with that song playing and a Taco Shooting Device and called it.
The “Taco Bell Canon”.
What makes you think they didnt have steel? Still has been produced, albeit in low grades, for thousands of years. Early knights often wore iron plates but later full plate harnesses were made of steel.
Not a good idea bastardize a great piece music but thanks anyway haha
A visitor to Beethoven’s apartment reported that he kept a chamberpot - by his description not empty - under his piano.
In addition, he reported that there were unfinished meals on plates and trays in several locations around the room.
Not so. The Appassionata is !
In order to hear anything like the original tone they’ll have to get as close to original the materials as possible.
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