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).

Royal College of Music Museum

Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 2BS
020 7591 4346

Opening times

The Museum building is undergoing a major development and is currently closed to visitors.

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