Grand pianoforte.

Instrument

Grand fortepiano

Instrument Family

Keyboard

Maker

Ignatz Heinrich

Date Made

Circa 1825

Description

Technical description: Viennese action grand pianoforte. Compass 78|notes, C₁ - F₇ [CC - f'''']. Trichord stringing except the lowest five notes which are bichord. Brass strings C₁ to G♯₂; iron strings A₂ to F₇. Four pedals: outer left una corda; inner two pedals moderator; outer right sustaining pedal. The duplication of the inner pedals could be for four-handed duet playing. The moderator interposes strips of woollen cloth between the hammers and the strings.

Notes

sheila barnes, 2007.

Provenance

ex- Danilo Constantini, Milan.; Purchased with assistance from the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall and the National Fund for Acquisitions, 1985.

Collection

MIMEd

Accession Number

4347