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HISTORICAL PIANOS


image Rosenberger piano
The Rosenberger Piano. Built c. 1810 by Michael Rosenberger of Vienna. 6 octaves, FF-f4. Six pedals: shift, bassoon, moderator, double moderator, damper, Janissary (drum, bells, cymbal). This piano, found in the Czech Republic, had spent a century in a barn, serving as a chicken-coop. It was restored by Edwin Beunk in Enschede, The Netherlands, in 2001. Restoration required 1300 hours.