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Collector's Item Secession at Vienna Secession
The Secession, the world’s only exhibition centre dedicated exclusively to modern art, currently shows the exhibition of the artist Verena Dengler "The gallery owner and the beautiful anti-capitalist on the Gothic G’stettn (Corona srecession session Dengvid-20)". The artist included Collector's Item Grand Piano Secession into her installation.

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Stephen Hough - An action to die for
An Action to die for, of Clarity and Speed and Brilliance
Stephen Hough had decided to record the complete Beethoven piano concertos live across two concerts, but plans soon changed ...

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Journal: Secession - Unity in Diversity
The zeitgeist of the Secessionists and a grand piano in the spirit of a Gesamtkunstwerk
Since the founding of Bösendorfer, famous architects, including Theophil Hansen, Anton Grosser, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Frank and Hans Hollein, have designed grand pianos for Bösendorfer time and again. Bösendorfer is reviving this tradition in the form of an “Architecture Series” and presenting the Secession model as the first grand piano of this series.Now one of the most photographed buildings in Vienna, the word Secession contains not only the building itself but also an artistic association, a style of construction and design, as well as a philosophy upon which everything is based. Inspired by this zeitgeist, of unity in diversity, the design of the Bösendorfer Secession Grand was developed.

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Sir András Schiff – Quarantine in Japan after his Concert Tour
March 2020, Sir András Schiff performed in Japan, in Tokyo and Osaka. Then came Covid-19. Schiff decided to stay in Japan and sent a special “thank you” to the Japanese Music Lovers.

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Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
Be embraced, millions! - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
Beethoven is everywhere - especially in Vienna. He composed all of his masterpieces here, 1 opera, 5 piano concertos, 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, and much more and thereby cemented Vienna’s position as the musical centre of Europe. Today, Beethoven is the most frequently played composer in the world and his Ninth Symphony is the most frequently performed work worldwide. He led music of the Viennese Classical era to its highest degree of development and paved the way toward Romanticism in music.<br /> <br /> For his 250th birthday, Bösendorfer honours this great composer with a Limited Edition Grand Piano.

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Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Ferris Rafauli and the Japanese designer Takashi Murakami together designed an extravagant Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC. Drake’s new music video “Drake - Toosie Slide” was filmed on his luxury property and reached over 12 million viewers within 3 days.

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NEWS - Factory Tours and Concerts
March 15, 2020
Due to the current situation with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the decision of the Austrian government announced March 10 and March 13, the following measures result:

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Elisabeth Waglechner wins the Salzburg Mozart Competition 2020
22-year-old Elisabeth Waglechner from Vienna wins not only the 1st prize but also the audience and special prize in the piano category.

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Bösendorfer "Architecture Series" Secession Concert Grand debuts at the 2020 US NAMM Show
A Limited Edition Collector’s Item and a Tribute to Viennese Art Nouveau
ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) — Bösendorfer unveiled the Secession 214VC Vienna Concert grand piano, the first in the company’s Architecture Series, at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim being held January 16-19, 2020.

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Grand Piano 170VC
Experience the unique qualities of the VC Technology in size 1.70 metre / 5‘7“
In 1908 Ludwig Bösendorfer himself designed the Bösendorfer 170 for the highly cultured society of Imperial Vienna. The Grand Piano 170VC leads Ludwig Bösendorfer’s inventive spirit into the next generation.

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