Fortepiano by Joseph Schantz

Fortepiano veneered in yew with gilt metal mounts, the keyboard is of ebony with bone facings to the accidentals.

Details

Medium:
Yew
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Anonymous

Enamel plaque bears the inscription: 'Johann Schantz No 52 in Wien'. The compass is five octaves and a third (FF to a3). The piano is bichord, (two strings to a note) from FF to B1 flat, the rest is trichord. It has two bridges, an unusual feature for a Viennese instrument, two knee levers and a bassoon stop.

Venue details

The Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street, BATH Somerset BA2 4DB 01225 388588 www.holburne.org

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