The Art of the Piano
Starting with spruce that is naturally air-dried for up to 5 years, Bösendorfer pianos incorporate timeless traditions with brilliant engineering. From Bösendorfer’s signature Resonance Case to their meticulously crafted open pinblock design and unique independent Capo d’Astro, only 300 instruments are lovingly handcrafted each year.
Treasured By Royalty. Beloved By Musical Giants
The Bösendorfer piano has inspired generations of artists and music aficionados. Legendary masters like Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Oscar Peterson, Tori Amos and Valentina Lisitsa cherish the embodiment of the "Viennese Sound" in their Bösendorfer pianos.
Vienna has a cultural and musical history unmatched by any other city in the world. During the 19th century, many of the world’s most respected musicians lived and worked there. Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn, Schubert, and many others called Vienna home during their careers. Ignaz Bösendorfer was born into this rich culture and built his first instrument there in 1828.
Franz Liszt quickly discovered the Bösendorfer. Liszt’s praise and use of this instrument brought Bösendorfer fame almost overnight. The Austrian Emperor conferred the title of “Imperial Royal Court and Chamber Piano Manufacturer” on Bösendorfer and quickly this piano became the choice of royal courts and musicians throughout Europe.
Today the Bösendorfer piano is synonymous with excellence and culture in Austria. It is a source of tremendous pride and is considered a national treasure. In fact, for almost a century, Vienna’s Musikverein building, one of the most elegant and renowned centers of classical music worldwide, also houses the Bösendorfer salon, which is a paradise for anyone who loves pianos.
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A Tour of the Bösendorfer Piano Factory What goes into building the world's finest - and most expensive - pianos? I was recently invited to record an album with international flute superstar Jasmine Choi at the famed Bösendorfer piano factory. We recorded...read more
A Bösendorfer Model 225 Grand Piano - with a Twist! In this video, we feature a Bösendorfer Model 225 7'4" grand piano. This piano has four extra notes in the bass, and a wider soundboard than any other piano in its size category, giving it a unique...read more
Recording at the Bösendorfer Piano Factory Hugh Sung, Director of Institutional Solutions at Cunningham Piano Company, was recently invited to collaborate with international flutist Jasmine Choi (https://jasminechoi.com) on a recording project at the...read more
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