Viennese Grand Piano by Jacob Bertsche

This six-octave piano is a fine example of the Viennese fortepiano of the 1820s, the decade of Beethoven's and Schubert's maturity.


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).

Venue details

Royal College of Music Museum Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, LONDON London SW7 2BS 020 7591 4346

Entry details

Free to all

Please note: closed for refurbishment until 2019. 

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