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

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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