This timeless 193 cm long Pleyel grand piano was manufactured in Paris, France in 1895. It features a unique steel construction inspired by Gustave Eiffel, replacing the iron frame, as well as a historic outer appearance in rosewood with many beautiful details.
Pleyel was a French piano factory founded in Paris in 1807 by the Austrian composer Ignaz Josef Pleyel under the name Ignace Pleyel & Comp.ie. After his death in 1831, his son Camille took over and led the manufactory to fame. At the height of the Romantic period, Pleyel arranged famous "salons", which were meeting places for Parisian musicians and music lovers, where composers performed their works and virtuosos showed their skills. One of them was Frédéric Chopin. For Marie Moke-Pleyel (1811-1875), concert pianist and wife of Camille until 1835, was Chopin's first hostess in Paris. Thus, in 1832, Chopin played in Pleyel's salons during his first Paris appearance. Chopin preferred Pleyel's instruments, which were praised for their smooth action and bright sound.
Additionally to being known for a unique sound, Pleyel was famous for new technical constructions. This grand piano features a steel construction replacing the usual iron frame. This construction is inspired by Gustave Eiffel, the architect of the Eiffel-Tower, which was built just before this grand piano (from 1887 to 1889) in a similar steel construction. This special design makes the interior very clean and clear structured as well as the whole piano much lighter.
This masterpiece was fully restored in our German workshop. Our family is in the business of building, restoring and trading pianos for more than 130 years. With our longstanding experience and expertise we are able to create historically correct restorations which at the same time promise a new lifetime of usage.
This grand piano is in our headquarter showroom in Wiesbaden, Germany, conveniently located just 30 mins from Frankfurt as well as the Frankfurt International Airport. The website is www.piano-schulz.de
and our phone number is +49 611 9922444. Please contact us anytime for more information, to come see the instrument in person or a virtual tour.