This six-octave piano is a fine example of the Viennese fortepiano of the 1820s, the decade of Beethoven's and Schubert's maturity.
Viennese Grand Piano by Jacob Bertsche, 1821
© Royal College of Music Museum
- Flame mahogany
- 123 x 233 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £32,500)
- Acquired in:
- Hon Alec Cobbe
The Bertsche piano is in good playing order and has a beautiful and individual tone. It provides an authentic voice for the keyboard works of Beethoven, Schubert, Hummel and Weber, the five pedals giving a range of effects that were familar to them.
Alec Cobbe collection (from 1977).
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Please note: closed for refurbishment until 2019.