Bösendorfer's Limited Edition Beethoven Grand Piano
By Lucy Maddox - December 10, 2020
Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December 1770, making 2020 the year and this month the month of his 250th birthday!
He died in 1827, which was just a year before Ignaz Bösendorfer began to produce his world-renowned pianos. Beethoven would therefore never have played on a Bösendorfer, and yet the company and the composer are closely associated due to their shared ties to the cultural epicentre of piano music, Vienna.
Vienna is Bösendorfer’s “hometown” and the place that Beethoven spent a large portion of his working life after moving there in 1792.
Beethoven 2020 Edition Grand Piano
To commemorate the great composer’s 250th birthday Bösendorfer have released a 2020 edition Beethoven grand piano model.
This stunning 7ft 214VC grand piano features a section of the score of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata, Op. 27 No. 2 silk-screened onto the lid.
It also features an image of Beethoven inlaid into the music rack using mother-of-pearl and on the right shelf of the music desk a quote is inscribed that reads:
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”.
This is also inlaid in mother-of-pearl.
This limited-edition piano model is truly a collector’s item and is available in both polished black and high-gloss white.
The turnaround time from order to delivery is 4-6 months.