“As you know, I have kept for the last fifteen years in my study in Weimar the grand piano that your excellent brother Louis sent me in Odessa in 1846. Although the keys are nearly worn through by the battles fought upon them by the music of the past, present and future, I will never agree to change it, and have resolved to keep it until the end of my days, as a favoured work associate’. As an example of design and craftsmanship, this piano, from the height of Boisselot’s fame as France’s largest piano manufacturer, is a sophisticated and self-assured masterpiece.
- AAA – a4 after Boisselot 1846 op. 2800
- After F.Liszt’s personal piano (property of Klassic Stiftung Weimar)
- Sustaining and una corda pedals
- French polished mahogany with palisandre veneered inlays
- Ripple moldings, brass inlay, gold plated cast bronze gilt hardware
- About 137cm / 249 cm /39 cm, about 300 kg