Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
75 registered (AmandaH, AndrewJCW, augustm, angga888, ando, AZNpiano, 14 invisible), 1066 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#2144666 - 09/05/13 02:55 PM favourite art case pianos
Michael Sayers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 2220
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
Hi Everyone,

Here are my four, anyone else here have some favourites?

the Lawrence Alma-Tadema Steinway (I'm not sure if this image is of the original or a replica I read about)


the Emperor Bösendorfer (probably appeals to my inner gold bug)


the Rheingold Bechstein (the mermaids are its saving grace!)


and this Bechstein with the lions at the Liszt museum in Weimar:



M.

Top
Hailun / Pearl River Pianos

Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2144899 - 09/05/13 10:10 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9797
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Art pianos are not always grands:




...like this Erard from about 1870.



Here is a 1927 Bosendorfer (very similar to the more modern model 275).



I also enjoy unusual modern art grands like this Fazioli.



...or this Schimmel Pegasus.

Nice thread. smile
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#2146775 - 09/09/13 06:59 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Rich Galassini]
Michael Sayers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 2220
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
I really like that Erard upright!

Here is a piano which is quite colourful (the Schimmel Otmar Alt):






M.

Top
#2146786 - 09/09/13 07:30 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
dynamobt Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 883
Loc: NH
I don't have any to add. But, this is fun!! Keep them coming!!!!
_________________________
1918 Mason & Hamlin BB





Top
#2146787 - 09/09/13 07:32 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Michael Sayers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 2220
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
I wish Schimmel had gone with this Pegasus design. It looks like it didn't get much beyond the C.A.D. stage:



Here is the article about it - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/artblog/2007/nov/14/theysaythatwritingabout


M.

Top
#2146827 - 09/09/13 09:24 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9797
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Originally Posted By: Michael Sayers
I wish Schimmel had gone with this Pegasus design. It looks like it didn't get much beyond the C.A.D. stage:



M.


Yes, it has not yet been built.

However, along that line is this beauty:



Any gues as to what manufacturer built the piano?
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#2146830 - 09/09/13 09:30 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
Rich,

It's not a piano! It's one of those electronic gizmos with keys. It was built by Seaquarium und Sohne. (Yet another S&S)
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2146872 - 09/09/13 11:00 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
musicNow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/22/13
Posts: 147
Loc: San Francisco, Bay Area
Wow. Thank goodness for the human imagination.
_________________________
Learning to play the piano, tweaking my 1907 Ivers Pond upright, and mostly playing a Yamha C7 because of its predictability.

Top
#2146889 - 09/09/13 11:39 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Rich Galassini]
Steve Peterson Offline

Bronze Level Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 264
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini


...or this Schimmel Pegasus.

Nice thread. smile


One of the piano stores here in Dallas has a Pegasus for sale. I wasn't impressed with the sound, but that may have been its condition more than the piano itself. It was covered in microscratches because of the vinyl case. It was interesting, but for that money, I could have bought a very nice new Schimmel.
_________________________
Cello, Piano, Electric Bass

1967 Baldwin SD-10 | Kawai MP11

Top
#2146973 - 09/09/13 01:47 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Steve Peterson]
Michael Sayers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 2220
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
Originally Posted By: Steve Peterson

One of the piano stores here in Dallas has a Pegasus for sale. I wasn't impressed with the sound, but that may have been its condition more than the piano itself. It was covered in microscratches because of the vinyl case. It was interesting, but for that money, I could have bought a very nice new Schimmel.



I too would rather pay for tone, sustain, how the action feels, et c., than the case design!

Sometimes I've wondered if there is any advantage to performing two piano music on something like this versus two grands fitting one curve inside the other - maybe to still have a lid directing the sound rather than taking the lids off would be one advantage:




M.

Top
#2146976 - 09/09/13 01:50 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
Keep the piano - I want the birdcage!
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2147370 - 09/10/13 04:24 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Minnesota Marty]
Michael Sayers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 2220
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
I already bought the birdcage, but if you buy the piano then we can trade wink


M.

Top
#2147384 - 09/10/13 06:22 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9797
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Grotrian has built duo pianos on several occasions, but differently than Pleyel:



They displayed this one at NAMM a few years back. This one was more integrated than the first example:

_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#2147415 - 09/10/13 07:57 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555

Top
#2147506 - 09/10/13 11:17 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Bob Newbie]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Originally Posted By: Bob Newbie


That's a "giraffe" piano.




Edited by OperaTenor (09/10/13 11:21 AM)
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#2147511 - 09/10/13 11:23 AM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
I've always been fascinated by this Connover:

_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#2147538 - 09/10/13 12:00 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555
I like the giraffe, what the heck if your going to go up.. might as well go all the way!
very stylistic..and space saving too! smile

Top
#2147566 - 09/10/13 12:37 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Bob Newbie]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 22782
Loc: Oakland
Originally Posted By: Bob Newbie


I am pretty sure that is a studio upright with a fake top that makes it look like a giraffe.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#2147837 - 09/10/13 07:07 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Bosendorff Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 391

Top
#2147839 - 09/10/13 07:12 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
I've played one of those reversed Baldwins. Everything comes out in inverted retrograde.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2147840 - 09/10/13 07:15 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
dynamobt Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 883
Loc: NH
Gee, with those black naturals you can't see a dark space between them. It all blurs together!! Better have a good sense of where everything is!!
_________________________
1918 Mason & Hamlin BB





Top
#2147841 - 09/10/13 07:20 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
malkin Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3357
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
I do love that Otmar Alt!!
_________________________
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

Top
#2147850 - 09/10/13 07:45 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
I'm fearing a nightmare in which that Connover comes to life and tries to get me.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2147853 - 09/10/13 07:47 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Minnesota Marty]
malkin Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3357
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
I'm fearing a nightmare in which that Connover comes to life and tries to get me.


I imagine it coming to life to defend the enchanted castle which is being stormed by villagers!
_________________________
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

Top
#2147879 - 09/10/13 08:31 PM Re: favourite art case pianos [Re: Michael Sayers]
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555
Irving Berlin would love it..he only played the flats/sharps smile

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
And YES, you can save 10% AND still get free shipping on Jansen Artist benches!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
schubert Impromptu op 90 no 3
by sor
49 minutes 55 seconds ago
How do you store your sheet music and books?
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 12:23 AM
New Teacher Recommending Less Practice?
by TX-Bluebonnet
Yesterday at 11:03 PM
What should I do after high school with the piano?
by boogiewoogie123
Yesterday at 09:51 PM
Carrying bag for NP11 ?
by indigo_dave
Yesterday at 07:40 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,575 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,553 Topics
2,440,596 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission