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Instruments

Fortepianos

The Eric Feller Collection preserves a worldwide unique collection of original fortepianos from all periods and regions of piano history. Find here a fine selection of sp...

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Tangent Pianos

Tangent instruments take a very special place in the development of early keyboard instruments. Only a few are preserved until today. Since the foundation of the Eric Fel...

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Square Pianos

The square piano was one of the most popular keyboard instruments in the late 18th and early 19th century. A deep passion of Eric Feller for square pianos was one of the...

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Harpsichords

Harpsichords are known from the 15th to 18th century. They were used as solo instrument and also in orchestras. Today historic harpsichords are absolutely rare and only a...

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Clavichords

The Clavichord is a stringed keyboard instrument which was used as a practice instrument or for composing in the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Class...

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Others

During the development of instrument building many unusual instruments were made. Here are some selected extraordinary keyboard instruments....

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News

Square piano Érard Frères 1811 owned by Jean-Jérôme Imbault

Jean-Jérôme Imbault - Engraving, 1812, after Antoine-Paul Vincent - Eric Feller Collection
December 2018 The history of the pianoforte by Érard Frères made in 1811 could finally be completed after an extensive research. The instrument comes from the possession of the violinist and famous publisher Jean-Jérôme Imbault (1753 – 1832). For a detailed report please c...

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3 new articles online

George Goodwin Kilburne (1839 - 1924) - The Duet
December 2018   Please find 3 new published articles in the Publications section!   The “12 Apostles” of Piano Making in the late 18th Century in England In many books you can find the term “The Twelve Apostles” of piano making. How did this term...

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Chopin Festival Hamburg 2018 – Tobias Koch plays Rousselot fortepiano from the Eric Feller Collection at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

June 2018 On Saturday, June 30, 2018, internationally renowned pianist Tobias Koch will play the Rousselot fortepiano (1830) from the Eric Feller Collection as part of the International Chopin Festival in Hamburg in the Hall of Mirrors of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe with a...

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Erard Frères 1802 – Fortepiano from the circle of Emperor Napoleon and Empress Joséphine

March 2018 The history of the fortepiano made by Erard Frères in 1802 could finally be completed after a long research. The instrument belonged to Anne Angélique de Mackau. She was a court lady of Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763 - 1814), the wife of Emperor Napoleon Bo...

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