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FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION

Streicher, 1846, Vienna

1846 Streicher Frederick Historical Piano Collection

1846 Streicher Frederick Historical Piano Collection

1846 Streicher Frederick Historical Piano Collection

Streicher, 1846, Vienna. This piano and the c. 1845 Bösendorfer piano, both by leading makers, and similar in appearance, are noticeably different in sound. Visitors to the collection tend to be equally divided in their preference for one or the other, just as, one would imagine, were people in Vienna in the 1840s. Pianos such as these were played in concert by Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann.

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