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Fortepianos

The term fortepiano is used today for historic pianos. It is a stringed keyboard instrument, in which the strings are struck by hammers. Find here a selection of early an...

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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 the most popular and fashionable keyboard instrument in the late 18th and early 19th Century. Find here a fine selection of these lovely instruments...

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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

Here are some selected extraordinary keyboard instruments....

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News

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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Restoration Square Piano by Joseph Hauert c. 1785

December 2017 After getting the instrument restored in the past time, a weakness in the wrest plank has become apparent in recent years. Due to the tension of the strings the wrest plank come up underneath the soundboard. The soundboard was compressed and cracks appeared. ...

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Glückstadt Kulturnacht – The History of the Piano – Instruments from the Eric Feller Collection

Glückstadt 9.9.2017 - Kulturnacht   Historical keyboard instruments will be shown and played in the town church of Glückstadt from the Collection of Eric Feller. The pianist will play three concerts during the evening with works from Henry Purcell, Muzio Clementi, Ludw...

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