Amazing pianos you’ve never seen before! (Part1)


The piano can produce beautiful sounds…and piano makers have been inspired to create beautiful pianos as well.

As seen on my previous post about ancient instruments, some keyboards have been decorated with beautiful paintings and other imbued with fancy details.  But these pianos created lately are just breathtaking:

1. The Schimmel Grand Piano – “Pegasus”  by Luigi Colani

Features:

-electric opening lid

-digital and acoustic sounds (piano hybrid)

-sets you back $250,000.00

-only 14 were ever made

-ergonomically curved keyboard

Here’s someone playing on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygPjM9jArqE

Silver Pegasus

 

2. Emperor by Boesendorfer

Features:

-fit for an emperor!  In 1869, the Emperor of Austria presented this piano as a gift to the Emperor of Japan.

-The plans were preserved, and this piano is an exact replica!

-sets you back 1.25 Million

Here’s a link to someone playing on the Emperor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LtSUE-7zE

http://www.boesendorfer.com
http://www.boesendorfer.com

http://www.boesendorfer.com

3. The Swarovski by Bosendorfer

Features:

– 8,000 hand-cut Swarovski crystals

-trimmed with 24K gold accents

-sets you back $750,000.00

http://www.boesendorfer.com

4. The Kuhn-Bosendorfer piano

Features:

-100,000 hand cut, polished jewel-like pieces of glass arranged in diamond patterns.

-sets you back $1.2 million


5. Schimmel Grand K 213 Glas

Features:

-transparent (how cool is that?)

-made with acrylic plastic

-sets you back $160,000.00

Watch Alicia Keys perform on a transparent piano:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLclkP9x_68&ob=av2e

6. M Liminal by Fazioli

(I’ve seen this piano at the Fazoli store in Aberdeen)

Features:

-inspired by the ocean, the side looks like waves

-the black and silver combination imitates a dolphin

-sets you back$560,000,00

Here’s someone playing it at Aberdeen Mall in  Richmond :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_N2ywVPmz4

Photos from Fazioli

7. Marco Polo by Fazioli

Features:

-specifically commission for a Chinese client

-handpainted reproduction of a Canaletto painting, celebrating the ancient connection between Venice and China

-unknown price

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