|The organ Beethoven used to play in Bonn as a youngster.|
|"Schanz" piano from 1790. This actually isn't one of B.'s pianos but it's likely he played |
on one like this in his 20s. (from Paul Badura-Skoda's collection)
|"Erard" Piano. This was a gift from Prince Lichnowsky in 1803. B. found it a bit limiting...|
|Drawing of B.'s "Thomas Broadwood" piano, given to him in 1818. |
Eventually bought by Franz Liszt (the piano, not the drawing).
|"Conrad Graf" piano received as a gift in 1825. Probably the last piano B. really used, since the |
Broadwood was starting to fall apart from all those hammerblows....
|Colored version of Hoechle drawing of B.'s last apartment.|
B. actually had the Broadwood and the Graf end-to-end
but this only shows the Broadwood.
While you're waiting for that to arrive here's Jorge Demus (I think) playing one of my favorites: Beethoven's Bagatelle in B Minor op, 126 No. 4.
Below is a playlist collecting a couple hours worth of Beethoven on fortepianos...the first 6 are on 4 different fortepianos played by Hiroaki Ooi:
1 - Piano Sonata Op. 49-2 No. 20 II Tempo di Menuetto (1796)
(replica after A.Stein ca. 1790, 5-octave)
2 - Piano Sonata Op. 57 No. 23 "Appassionata" I Allegro assai (1805)
(Jones-Round 1805, 5 1/2-octave)
3,4 - Große Fuge (Winkler Arr.) Op. 133 (1826)
(J. Broadwood 1816, 6-octave)
5,6 - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" Op. 55 (Liszt Arr. 1865?)) I Allegro con brio
(J. Streicher 1846, 7-octave)
7, 8 - Piano Sonata #14 In C#m, Op.27/2, "Moonlight"
9-12 - Piano Sonata #31 In Ab, Op.110 (Nasseri)
13 - Variations in F, Op.34 (Ochoa)
14, 15 - Piano Sonata #26 In Eb, Op.81A, "Les Adieux" (Tan)
16-18 - Piano Sonata #21 In C, Op.53, "Waldstein"
19 - Piano Sonata #26 In Eb, Op.81A, "Les Adieux" (Demus)
20 - Piano Sonata #32, Op.111 - Maestoso (Demus)
21 - Piano Sonata #11 In Bb, Op.22, M1
Playlist: Beethoven Fortepianos