The Golden Age of Pianos
- An exhibition of unique, art cased pianos from the height of European piano making.
Around the turn of the twentieth century, a period of prosperity inspired an interest in culture and the arts. The maturity of technical innovation in the piano prompted a flourish of custom made, luxurious piano cases. At this time, the wealthy commissioned bespoke pianos as visible status symbols. The Golden Age of Pianos
The Golden Age of Pianos is an exhibition of pianos from this resplendent era.
Featuring the Peter Behrens piano, the Oskar Kaufmann piano, the Julius Gütermann piano.
29th August - 16th September 2012
10m - 4pm, Monday to Saturday
at Besbrode Pianos Leeds
Unit A, Holbeck New Mills, Braithwaite Street, Leeds LS11 9XE
Tel: 0113 2448344
Besbrode Pianos is an official partner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2012
Besbrode Pianos is holding an art cased piano exhibition at our Leeds showroom to run alongside the Leeds Piano Competition 2012. We have transported pianos from Europe to feature exclusively in this exhibition including a piano designed by Peter Behrens (one of the leading Art Nouveau German artists), Oskar Kaufmann (A Hungarian-Jewish architect who worked on the Krolloper in Berlin and the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna), a Broadwood designed by T G Jackson and inlaid by C H Bessant Faber, made for Athelstan Riley's Music Gallery and pianos designed for the Great Exhibitions around the turn of the century.
The event is free entry. We are hoping this exhibition will be of interest to the audience who is already in Leeds for the piano competition.