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hellymedic

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Re: Old pianos
« Reply #175 on: 18 September, 2021, 06:03:00 pm »
Those with space, money and interest might wish to know of an auction this coming Thursday.

That Pleyel Double Grand (Lot 19) seems lush!

https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7939/drewea1-10248

Wowbagger

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Re: Old pianos
« Reply #176 on: 21 September, 2021, 11:12:07 am »
An amazing instrument! The woman sitting at the piano in one of the photos is Madeleine Malraux. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Malraux
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

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Re: Old pianos
« Reply #177 on: 21 September, 2021, 05:08:14 pm »
Indeed. If you download the full catalogue, there's much more about the piano's provenance & Madame Malraux.

Some of the other instruments are pretty special.

Might be fun just to watch the bidding onlineā€¦

D tells me the last double Pleyel went at MUCH more than expected so this might do the same. I would need a BIG home and a stream of pianists...