180th Anniversary Grand

180th Anniversary Grand

The 180th Anniversary Grand Piano …

The 180th Anniversary Grand Piano …

… with classically elegant contouring, as well as fall board and key blocks veneered with exclusive Vavona Maser wood.

1828 – The world in the age of the pre-German revolution

We describe the ‘Vormärz’ (‘pre-March’) as the period between the end of the Vienna Congress of 1815 and the beginning of the 1848 March Revolution in the German states. Within this period, 1828 was a special year for the history of piano building, as Ignaz Bösendorfer received permission on July 25 to set up shop as a piano maker. Shortly before, on March 26, the Austrian composer Franz Schubert gave his first and only public concert in the concert hall of Vienna’s Gesellschaft für Musikfreunde (Society for the Friends of Music) – on November 19 he died at just 31 years of age.

1828 was also the year in which the foundling Kaspar Hauser appeared on the streets of Nuremberg, the Reclam publishing company was founded in Leipzig, and Andrew Jackson was elected U.S. President. Moreover, French novelist Jules Verne, Norwegian novelist Henrik Ibsen and Swiss businessman and initiator of the Red Cross movement, Henry Dunant, were all born in this year.

Handmade, classically elegant contouring

Handmade, classically elegant contouring

The decorative grooves in the music desk and along the entire case, elaborately cut by hand, emphasize the exclusivity of the limited-edition Anniversary Grand.

2008 – 180 years of Bösendorfer: Celebrate with us

We wish to celebrate our 180th birthday in 2008 together with you and have designed and built a special, limited-edition 180th Anniversary Grand Piano model for the occasion. The Anniversary Grand is available in all model sizes from 170 to 290 cm as a limited and numbered edition of 50 pianos.

The inside of the fall board and key blocks …

The inside of the fall board and key blocks …

… are veneered with exclusive Vavona Maser wood. Every instrument is graced with an emblem identifying it as part of the 50-piano Limited Edition series.

The 180th Anniversary Grand – reminiscent of elegance

Instrument makings multifaceted stylistic history naturally affords us a broad spectrum of formal possibilities. For the 180th Anniversary Grand, we decided on a classically elegant contour. Thus, the case, for example, is encircled by a decorative groove, elaborately cut by hand, and the leg top blocks were adapted to the classical contouring.

The inside of the fall board and key blocks are veneered with exclusive Vavona Maser wood. Every instrument is graced with an emblem identifying it as part of the 50-piano Limited Edition series.

In its simplicity, the music desk with its elegant, grooved ornaments is reminiscent of the Jugendstil epoch. The edge of the lid was designed to be more elegant and subtle than the standard opulant profile.


Celebrate with us and treat yourself to an exceptional
Bösendorfer!

The 180th Anniversary Grand Piano – Limited Edition (758 KB)