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#538039 - 02/15/06 11:40 AM Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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I've done this previously, but I have some additional photos of my three acoustic pianos and my digital setup, so I thought it would be fun to post these. Please, everyone else, do the same if you can. I bypassed the PF uploader site and used "Photobucket" per Apple's suggestion. Hope you enjoy:











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#538040 - 02/15/06 11:40 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Continued:









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#538041 - 02/15/06 11:44 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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They are:
Bechstein Model A (6'2")
Steinway Model B (6'10 1/2")
Mason and Hamlin CC2 (9')
Kawai CP175 with Muse Receptor and Akoustic Piano VST Software
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#538042 - 02/15/06 12:25 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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I only have a yamaha clavinova for now , but I am interested in how you are able to have so many grands in one room !
I'm trying to figure how I would place a baby grand in my house if I did buy one..Just one \:\)

Peter
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#538043 - 02/15/06 12:32 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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My 2004 Bösendorfer Model 214 7'0". Her name is Reginetta. www.tinypic.com/nvsay1.jpg
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#538044 - 02/15/06 01:07 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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oh my ... how beautiful
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#538045 - 02/15/06 01:14 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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oh my ... how beautiful [/b]
Hello apple! im back!!!! am i glad to see you again... and i agree with you on this post!

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#538046 - 02/15/06 01:46 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
BruceD Offline
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I've done it recently, but I'm happy to do it again, so happy am I to share the view of my Estonia 190 in its new home. \:\)





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#538047 - 02/15/06 01:51 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by BruceD:
I've done it recently, but I'm happy to do it again, so happy am I to share the view of my Estonia 190 in its new home. \:\)

[img] http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC_0044a.JPG [/img]

[img] http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC_0046a.JPG [/img]

Regards, [/b]
HOLY dandy! thats about the most beautiful thing ive seen all day. I love your practice space! i love the bench! it looks so cushy though i like something harder.
You're so fortunate!

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#538048 - 02/15/06 01:57 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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skeletony :

Thanks! I'm glad you like the pictures.

Actually, the Jensen artists benches aren't that "cushy"; they provide pretty firm support without being quite as hard as wood!

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#538049 - 02/15/06 03:52 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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For the next 5 days only.... my current Yamaha C6 (complete with big castors) then comes the Angry Villager with his smaller Yamaha digital friend \:\) .


I had just dusted it and forgot to put the lamp back on the music stand....

No, the radiator is never turned on...


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#538050 - 02/15/06 04:58 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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#538051 - 02/15/06 05:14 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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i practice in an overpriced (not to mention crummy) NYC apt. and my $900 dollar electric clavinova.

"collection of grand pianos"?

by the way i must say that yamahas are awful pianos. at least their latest models. their keys feel unnaturally synthetic, their black keys are molded with sketchy edges, and the overall sound just seems to lack life in general. and i've tried many different models at the showroom. :-(

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#538052 - 02/15/06 05:24 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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jpw101 :

You put the rest of us to shame. I want to hear the Rachmaninov Second on that instrument!

Cheers!
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#538053 - 02/15/06 05:26 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Rock Peter,
I have the Mason CC2 in my living room now, where you see it in the picture, and the Steinway B and Bechstein A in another room in the house. I formerly had them both in the room where you see them together in the pictures. The Kawai is in my bedroom for late night or early morning practicing.
Curry, Bruce D and PoStTen, Gorgeous instruments all....you are very fortunate to be able to play on those. JPW101.....that was great....I laughed my A** off!!
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#538054 - 02/15/06 05:26 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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 Quote:
Originally posted by gordonf238:
i practice in an overpriced (not to mention crummy) NYC apt. and my $900 dollar electric clavinova.

"collection of grand pianos"?

by the way i must say that yamahas are awful pianos. at least their latest models. their keys feel unnaturally synthetic, their black keys are molded with sketchy edges, and the overall sound just seems to lack life in general. and i've tried many different models at the showroom. :-( [/b]
I've liked models in the C and S series of Yamahas. They're very decent instruments.

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#538055 - 02/15/06 05:41 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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OK, here's the real one (Yamaha P80)...


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#538056 - 02/15/06 06:31 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Yamaha C1

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#538057 - 02/16/06 12:53 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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 Quote:
Originally posted by jpw101:
OK, here's the real one (Yamaha P80)...

[/b]
Is that the Liszt Hugarian Rhapsody #7 I spy, there? \:\) Awesome piece, quite underrated.
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#538058 - 02/16/06 01:30 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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These are my babies. The Technics is about four years old. It at least survived our move to Florida. The RX2 we purchased last year and so nice to have the action and response of a real piano.

Now we can do the two piano four hands music we have always wanted to do.




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#538059 - 02/16/06 06:48 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Orlando Gibbons:
Is that the Liszt Hugarian Rhapsody #7 I spy, there? \:\) Awesome piece, quite underrated. [/b]
It is indeed (well spotted!) and I completely agree, it's a wonderful, brilliantly constructed piece of music that barely gets a mention, for some reason. I'm working on that one and #5 after being inspired to dig them out by the recent HR thread here.

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#538060 - 02/16/06 10:01 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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This is my setup. Notice how the music sits low near the keyboard. It helps with no-line bifocals. The computer screen near the digital is also set low. I use MidiNotate and can play along with pieces as I read the music on the monitor. One good feature is that you can adjust the speed without changing the pitch. BTW, Midinotate converts midi files into sheet music and there are gobs of them on the internet.
Thanks for sharing all of your pictures with us.
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#538061 - 02/16/06 10:05 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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CC2,

Are those rugs under the pianos or canvas floorcloths? I really like them. They really play well with the ebony pianos ....as does the wall art.
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#538062 - 02/16/06 10:57 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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#538063 - 02/16/06 01:28 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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#538064 - 02/16/06 01:43 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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oh my gosh i'm so jealous

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#538065 - 02/16/06 05:57 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Wow, you guys have some INCREDIBLE instruments in some BREATHTAKING rooms!!! Too bad we couldn't all come over each other's places for a "Round Robin Recital". wouldn't THAT be a blast!!!!
Piano Dad,
Those are rugs, (I have one in the Living Room also). Very well made and high quality and they wear well.....I got them, believe it or not, in a Home Depot!!! The wall art I got on E-Bay!!!
Dan
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#538066 - 02/16/06 06:22 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Woow, a lot of beautiful pianos are posted in this thread!

I bet most of them sound as good as they look. \:\)

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#538067 - 02/16/06 06:42 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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A frontal of my 214. www.tinypic.com/nxkye1.jpg
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#538068 - 02/16/06 06:52 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Incredible veneer on the inner rim!!
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#538069 - 02/16/06 06:56 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Thanks CC2, it was worth the extra $$.
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#538070 - 02/16/06 06:57 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Man, I just LOVE pianos..................
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#538071 - 02/16/06 07:34 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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OMG guys u really have Very Beutifull Grand pianos, u know I must say i dont have even 1, and some of u have 2 or 3, i must say im so jealous...


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#538072 - 02/16/06 07:37 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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My piano's name is George. He isn't much to look at, particularly after seeing all the nice pianos here. Alas, he's all I have for now, and I love him. http://asortofnotebook.blogspot.com/2006/02/george.html

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#538073 - 02/16/06 07:44 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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George looks great. I bet he brings you much joy.
KoRnU-you can come over and play mine any time you like!
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#538074 - 02/17/06 02:54 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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im naming her Anna. Shes nothing like a steinway or estonia, but im so happy with her.
All 6'5 squeezed into my tiny room.








Me and best friend (left)

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#538075 - 02/17/06 04:53 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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#538076 - 02/17/06 05:12 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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skeletony - a 6'5 Yamaha is a wonderful piano.. you're very lucky..

Kluurs - i could step right into that room and sit down and play.. it seems so homey.
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#538077 - 02/17/06 05:22 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Kluurs - your photo looks like a painting! It is surreal looking. How did you get that effect? Love that room...

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#538078 - 02/17/06 06:10 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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#538079 - 02/17/06 07:45 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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This is Elisabeth Schiedmayer, but she calls herself Ilse. She's a sweetie!

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#538080 - 02/17/06 08:03 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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(I suspect we're in the wrong forum for this, but as long as no-one's complaining ...)

Here's a view of mine I didn't post with the rest a couple of weeks ago:



Matthew
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#538081 - 02/17/06 08:29 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Man, when I started this thread I never realized how many diverse and absolutely incredible pianos reside with their owners here! Keep it up guys.....I'm lovin' this. Asians, Europeans, Americans....each one displaying its own unique character and beauty. What a blast it would be to be able to play all of them!!
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#538082 - 02/18/06 01:35 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
Man, when I started this thread I never realized how many diverse and absolutely incredible pianos reside with their owners here! Keep it up guys.....I'm lovin' this. Asians, Europeans, Americans....each one displaying its own unique character and beauty. What a blast it would be to be able to play all of them!! [/b]
Let me know when you'll be in Victoria; you'll be welcome to come and play my piano.

That goes for any forum member, for that matter; come for morning coffee and spend the day talking/playing music! What fun!

Regards,
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#538083 - 02/18/06 04:49 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Ditto for me if you're on Long Island!!!!
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#538084 - 02/18/06 07:17 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Cool pics everyone!


Kluurs - if you wanna really impress us, post a picture of your CD/LP collection!
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#538085 - 02/18/06 07:25 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Here's my piano the day it was delivered, a bit less than a year ago. Thats Christopher James Quinn playing, for those of you who remember him.


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#538086 - 02/18/06 07:27 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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STOP posting pictures of your grands!!! arghhh!!! im soo jealous!!


well, here's my 2 babies






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#538087 - 02/18/06 07:32 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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And seeing as I dont have any grand pianos to make you jealous! I'm gona take my revenge by showing you the view to the Swiss Alps that I have while playing both from my home and my teacher's place!

My home:




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#538088 - 02/18/06 07:52 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Where the boat i take to my teacher's place docks...



Her Home:



Me by her piano:


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#538089 - 02/18/06 07:52 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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CC2 & CL, lovely collection of pianos! When were they built? The Bechstein A has an older plate. Looks to be a late 1800s piano.

The pianos in our house in NM are here . Our piano in Germany is top secret -- haven't made the announcement yet. Will do so when I have the pics to show.

JP

PS: Are those dehumidifiers behind the CC? What type are you using (brand, model)?
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#538090 - 02/18/06 11:19 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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iNBi

I'd spend more time looking out the windows than practicing! Wow what a view. \:D

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#538091 - 02/18/06 12:41 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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iNBi-- what gorgeous scenery! now all you need is the piano! \:\)

CC2-- I love the casework on your pianos. THe B and the CC both have subtle but beautiful detailing on them and that Bechstein is amazing!

Wonderful instruments, everybody!

Sophia

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#538092 - 02/18/06 02:27 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Mission accomplished.......You've got me drooling at that scenery. Imagine playing Chopin to THAT background!!!!! Oh my God, that's beautiful.
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#538093 - 02/18/06 02:44 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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JPM,
Thanks for your kind words about my babies. Here is the lowdown on them:
The Bechstein is an "A", at 6'2" from 1876 (very good observation on your part). 3/4 plate with "Fishtail" case and Victorian Ornamentation on the legs, lyre and music desk-in high gloss black polyester finish.
The Steinway "B", at 6'10 1/2", is from 1934 and has classic window pane legs.
The Mason "CC2", at 9', is from 1923. All three of these pianos were totally remanufactured from the ground up with Bolduc soundboards and pinblocks, Mapes Gold Strings, Renner Action Parts and Renner Blue or Steinway Hammers. New pins and bridges as well. The Steinway and Mason are Satin Lacquer finishes. I have two large Sears 70 dehumidifiers and their largest evaporative humidifier around the pianos at all atimes, in addition to Dampp Chasers on each. That way I am able to maintain between 42 and 45% relative humidity at all times. The digital setup is a blast as well. That "Akoustic Piano" VST program I am running through the Kawai CP175 and the Muse Receptor has incredible samples of a Hamburg Steinway "D", a Bosie Imperial and a Bechstein "D", as well as a Steingraber Upright recorded at 10 dynamic levels!!! You cannot believe how realistic the sound is with this setup. I have to continue to thank everyone who has posted on this thread. Each piano is incredible that you all have posted, and I am really having fun knowing that your pride and joys are getting so much adoration from us all.
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#538094 - 02/18/06 02:45 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Thanks too, to you sophial for your kind words as well.
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#538095 - 02/18/06 03:07 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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iNBi,

Which lake is that? You may remember that Ryantim has some great views across the Sursee (near Lucerne) over to the Bernese Oberland from his piano room/home office whilst playing his Yamaha C2. Down at this end of Switzerland, it's not quite as bumpy; we are about 20kms from the lake, nestled in the vineyards by the Rhône. If I look over my right shoulder whilst playing I get this, across towards Le Salève (~1450m), an Alpine foothill next to Geneva:


... and in the other direction there are nice views up to the Jura ridge (~1600m) in neighbouring France:



- Michael B.
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#538096 - 02/18/06 03:19 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Its actually Lake Lucern!! The other side of it. It's simply amazing.


If you like I have a lot more photos I can send you over email or through this.

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#538097 - 02/18/06 03:37 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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lake lucern? The other nite at dinner my 6 yr. daughter made a Lake Lucern with her food. I asked her how she knew what Lake Lucern was and she said she had seen a movie about Switzerland at her school...

not making fun of your gorgeous photos.. just some timely sharing.

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#538098 - 02/18/06 03:37 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Loc: Geneva, Switzerland
iNBi:
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Its actually Lake Lucern!! The other side of it. It's simply amazing.
I was initially going to hazard a guess at the Vierwaldstättersee, as some of the mountain shapes looked quite familiar, but given the wide choice of possible "lakes with mountains" there are around here, I thought I wouldn't risk it \:\) .

I was last up that way in between Christmas and New Year when I went to visit Tim soon after he got his Yamaha, and before that I took my visitng mother last August to hear Mahler's 6th performed at the Lucerne Festival. That concert hall by the lake is incredible, as was the performance[1]. Lucerne is a 3hr drive from here, though it took us more like 6 to get back from Tim's, as it started snowing rather heavily as we got to Bern...

Best regards,


- Michael B.

[1] Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons.
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#538099 - 02/18/06 08:06 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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"unnaturally synthetic" \:\)
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#538100 - 02/18/06 09:02 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Whenever Lucerne is mentioned, I remember last summer's splendid meal by the water's edge and feeding the ducks. Sigh...

Michael, do you ever play Liszt's les cloches de Genève? You should! \:\)

Speaking of Swiss lakes, another favorite is Liszt's Au lac de Wallenstadt. If you've ever seen the surface of that lake, you'll know why he wrote groups of seven for the left hand!

Oh. Stay on topic. Well, I don't have a photo of my home pianos - I'll have to do something about that! :rolleyes:
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#538101 - 02/18/06 09:09 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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In the meantime, here are my dear children "away from home":

Grotrian 225


Hamburg Steinway C-227
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#538102 - 02/19/06 12:24 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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WB, you must be a proud father. Those are some good looking kids you have there.

CC2, thanks for the additional info. With so many wonderful distractions I cannot imagine how you get anything else done. \:\)

JP
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#538103 - 02/19/06 12:41 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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WB - you are one lucky duck.. to play so many nice pianos.

and the gorgeous piano photos of JPM and CC2

wow
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#538104 - 02/22/06 04:06 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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A quick update! \:\)
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#538105 - 02/22/06 07:52 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Your pianos make me drewl! Whenever I play on a grand I get overwhelmed by the amount of tone, colouring, and weight response available to me!
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#538106 - 02/23/06 12:54 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by Daniel--:
Whenever I play on a grand I get overwhelmed by the amount of tone, colouring, and weight response available to me! [/b]
i agree with you
I used to not think much of the difference except a grand looks much nicer than an upright.....

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#538107 - 02/23/06 04:31 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
They are:
Bechstein Model A (6'2")
Steinway Model B (6'10 1/2")
Mason and Hamlin CC2 (9')
Kawai CP175 with Muse Receptor and Akoustic Piano VST Software [/b]
OK, I'm going to get really drunk now
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#538108 - 02/23/06 04:40 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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BTW, this is my P120



This is at my temporary residence, at home I've got a Yamaha CLP 990.

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#538109 - 03/04/06 05:05 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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My Italian Virginal...



My Vogel...


I also have a fretted clavichord that needs to be restrung.

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#538110 - 03/05/06 08:17 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by Nunatax:
BTW, this is my P120


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Thats the score of the Waldstein Sonata on your keyboard, right \:D ?
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#538111 - 03/05/06 04:40 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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OMG YOU ALL HAVE GRAND PIANOS!!

well, thats kinda rare here.. :S

We all practice on uprights, but I do NOT even have an upright. I do have, however, Yamaha P-80. And I don't have space nor money for a grand.

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#538112 - 03/05/06 04:43 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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how much do these grands costs?!?!

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#538113 - 03/05/06 08:15 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Gosh, what a pleasure it would be to play on some of those pianos. I'm certain they sound as beautiful as they look.

Up until about grade 3, I was learning on a Yamaha keyboard without weighted keys. I was lucky to get to play a real piano twice a week.

Now, I'm slightly better off. I have a Roland digital piano, with properly weighted keys and a tone that actually resembles that of a piano... Still, I would love to be able to wake up and practice on a beautiful grand piano.

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#538114 - 03/05/06 08:23 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Please see
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#538115 - 03/05/06 09:12 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
They are:
Bechstein Model A (6'2")
Steinway Model B (6'10 1/2")
Mason and Hamlin CC2 (9')
Kawai CP175 with Muse Receptor and Akoustic Piano VST Software [/b]
You depress me, sir. But well-done, indeed.

(I could take a picture of a picture of a piano, but that'd be about all I have to work with....)
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#538116 - 03/11/06 01:06 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
xire Offline
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My Yamaha Clavinova CLP 220... It isn't much compared to all those lovely Grand Pianos some of you posted, but I'm still happy with my CLP 220! :p







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#538117 - 03/12/06 10:50 AM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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1887 Mathushek Square Grand

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#538118 - 03/12/06 12:27 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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frycek, that is truely unique piano. She is very pretty... your wall paper and painting is lovely.

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#538119 - 03/12/06 12:59 PM Re: Please post photos of your piano or piano collection
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