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Journal: Juries in Competition
10.04.2019
When Skill Is the Deciding Factor
The world premiere of the Juries in Competition piano competition took place at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Between February 5 and 14, four juries delivered their verdicts—three expert juries composed of accomplished people in the piano world, complemented by an audience jury.

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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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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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Journal: Crowned Heads
Uneasy lies the Head that wears a Crown!
Much of what once made Austria so great is now gone. People who enjoyed great popularity are no longer with us.

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Paul Badura Skoda dies in his 92nd year
Keeper of the Viennese sound
For more than 60 years, Paul Badura Skoda has been one of the great international pianists. His interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert are legendary. A guardian of the Viennese sound, a collector of old instruments and an enthusiastic teacher for his students.

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Auburn University in Alabama selected 280VC
The Bösendorfer 280VC Vienna Concert grand piano will grace the performance space of Auburn University’s Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at its Grand Opening Festival this weekend.

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Ignaz Bösendorfer – 160th Anniversary of the Death of a Unique Entrepreneur
With a great understanding of music, exceptionally good technical aptitude and uncompromising attention to quality, Ignaz Bösendorfer created something very special: He built grand pianos that not only stood up to the new, powerful playing of pianists such as Liszt, they also inspired composers and audiences alike with their sound.

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Journal: Progress & Tradition
Many things involve time.
It is one of those long-awaited spring days, Roland, my friend and a Bösendorfer employee, is sitting silently behind the wheel of the car while I peer out the window. These buildings in downtown Vienna are passing us by – we are not far from Vienna’s Ringstrasse.

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