Liszt


Le virtuose

Ultimate Design


1828, Vienne : lorsqu’Ignaz Bösendorfer fonde sa propre fabrique de pianos, le jeune virtuose Franz Liszt, par son jeu impétueux, détraque presque tous les pianos qui lui passent entre les mains.  À cette époque, Vienne comptait à elle seule près de 150 facteurs de piano, ce qui montre l’importance de la musique de piano et la demande qu’elle suscitait. Sur les conseils de ses amis, Liszt sélectionne pour son concert un piano à queue Bösendorfer, qui s’avèrera résister à son jeu puissant. Bösendorfer devient célèbre du jour au lendemain. Une amitié étroite se noue entre Franz Liszt et Bösendorfer. Paré d’un précieux placage en vavona, ce modèle rend hommage au talent exceptionnel de ce pianiste et compositeur, qui possédait lui-même un certain nombre de pianos à queue Bösendorfer. Sa relation étroite avec Bösendorfer est attestée par plus de 40 lettres et télégrammes écrits par Liszt. Les pianistes ont toujours trouvé dans les pianos à queue Bösendorfer un partenaire fiable. Les artistes n’ont pas à limiter leur virtuosité et peuvent laisser libre cours à leur inspiration. Tout comme Liszt le fit jadis.

La perfection du Bösendorfer dépasse mes attentes les plus folles 

Franz Liszt

( 1811 - 1886 )

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Resonance Case Principle
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Very similar in principle to a violin the whole body - not exclusively the soundboard - supports sound formation. The actual core of the piano rim consists of a 10 mm quarter-sawn piece that is specially grooved by our craftsmen to allow it to be bent to the silhouette around the inner rim. This is unique to Bösendorfer. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body that allows the whole instrument to project your play. An outstanding richness of tone colour and our legendary pure and brilliant sound is crafted this way. This complex construction is part of the Viennese tradition of piano making.
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From delicate pianissimo to splendid fortissimo
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A Bösendorfer Grand shows optimal controllability. Developed in cooperation with artists and technicians our action is crafted to our own, refined specification. This action is built to transfer the finest articulation of masterful play. Controllability at play.
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Unique bass strings
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All bass strings are spun in our unique Bösendorfer way. A steel core string is the basis for 1 or two layers of copper. The carefully spun strings are a substantial element of the warm and sonorous Bösendorfer bass
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Independent Capo d’Astro
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Bösendorfer is the only piano manufacturer that applies a detachable and independent Capo d’Astro in the upper register. This is how we assure an utmost precise adjustment in the upper register guaranteeing the original Bösendorfer Sound for generations: Unique sound for more than one generation.
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Traditional Sand Cast
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We are using the traditional sand casting to forge our frame. Our raw frames, produced in Austria, rest 6 months outside the factory. This is how all inner strain of the forging process are released allowing the frame to remain relaxed under 20 tons of string tension. Pure stability.
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Open pinblock
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Tonal stability at its best: Our open pinblock consists out of 3 layers of 7mm quarter sawn maple, glued cross-grained to each other. Settled on a base of red beech this construction offers a firm basis for the pins tied with strings. The top layer is refined with a 1.5mm walnut veneer. Our open pin block: a sound basis indeed.
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Individually stringing
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Each string is individually attached with a handmade loop. Over time this improves tuning stability and is particularly service friendly.
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Nature
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The basis of each Bösendorfer Grand is spruce that is naturally dried by air and has proven to be the ideal tone wood. The four seasons, sun, wind and wide temperature differences gently prepare this wood for its final purpose: to resonate. At Bösendorfer we use more than 80% of spruce tone wood building our instruments, more than any other manufacturer. When you add the natural drying process to our manufacturing time, it actually takes 6 years until the Bösendorfer Grand arrives at your doorstep. Precious time, necessary to craft the unique Bösendorfer Sound.
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Individual finishing
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The exclusive production of close to 300 instruments per year allows us to meet your individual requests. Whether you would like to apply precious veneers, your favourite colour or an emblem designed by yourself carefully engraved by master artisans: Anything is possible. Our Bösendorfer Artisans will prepare a colour sample, before we start production and collaborate with you on your design. After your approval, your very own, unique instrument is crafted: An instrument as extraordinary as you are.
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Made in Austria
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Bösendorfer Grands are not just an object of investment but of value that will last more than one generation. Our skilled Bösendorfer Artisans reveal the inner beauty of the Bösendorfer sound, unique in colour, dynamics and expression. Perfected throughout generations. It takes the dedication of our Bösendorfer Artisans for up to a year to build your Bösendorfer Grand. A personal touch that you will sense the moment you play. Austrian quality, Viennese soul.
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Vienna Concert
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Brilliant colours, energetic dynamics and a unique mechanical action: the new Vienna Concert technology is the sound for the next generation.
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Disklavier Edition
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Listen to the grand works of great masters of piano music without lifting one single finger. After all, every pianist deserves a break. The Bösendorfer Disklavier Edition will surprise you by playing back any performance with ultimate precision and refinement. Listen to Rachmaninoff playing his own works, wonder about the mystical interpretations of Arthur Rubinstein, groove to Oscar Peterson’s tunes: Our Bösendorfer Disklavier Edition comes with more than 1.000 recordings of different styles and genres. We apply the most sophisticated system there is, the Disklavier Enspire player technology developed by Yamaha. Pianists cannot only enjoy listing to a library of performances but immediately record and play back their very own music.
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Silent Edition
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This sound miracle can also be enjoyed in the middle of the night with the Bösendorfer Silent Edition. We only use the state of the art Yamaha Silent SH System which does not alter mechanical nor acoustic qualities in the slightest. Musical inspiration, acoustic and digital in nature: glistening sound waves oscillating in two worlds.
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Imperial in sound
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Our Concert Grand 290 Imperial and the Grand Piano 225 come with additional bass notes Model 225 has in total 92 notes and our 290 has 97 (8 full octaves) rather than the standard 88 tones. Certain works by Busoni, Bartók, and Ravel, can only be performed accurately on these instruments. Thanks to the enormous resonance board and the additional strings the pianist is able to enjoy an orchestral sound. Imperial in sound and appearance: the Bösendorfer Imperial Line.
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Grand Piano
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Uncompromising traditional handcrafting, beauty and the Viennese soul. Made in Austria for close to two centuries, since 1828. The sole limitation of your Bösendorfer Grand is its surrounding. Everything else is taken care of by us. Our instruments will unveil the fine nuances of the music you play - key by key, yet unseen and unheard.
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Concert Grand
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Illuminating the Bösendorfer Sound universe on the world's famous stages or within the intimate surrounding of your own 4 walls: Experience the brilliant Bösendorfer Sound in concert.
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Ultimate Design
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Clear lines, playful forms and precious veneers: our Ultimate Design Line catches your attention by sight and celebrates the art of design and brilliant sound.

Edition Silent du Bösendorfer


Vous avez toujours rêvé de profiter de votre piano droit de concert en pleine nuit, sans crainte de déranger vos voisins ou vos colocataires ? Avec la version Silent, ceci est désormais possible, il vous suffit d’en faire la demande. Cette édition intègre le système sophistiqué de sourdine Yamaha Silent System SH, offrant une écoute haute définition grâce au casque, ainsi que des fonctions d’enregistrement USB. Une expérience de nature acoustique et numérique.

Edition Disklavier du Bösendorfer


Installez-vous confortablement et savourez les chefs-d’œuvre des grands maîtres du piano. L’Edition Disklavier du Bösendorfer vous surprendra en lisant n’importe quel morceau avec une précision et un raffinement ultimes. Ecoutez Rachmaninoff jouer ses propres œuvres ou méditez sur les interprétations mystiques d’Arthur Rubinstein : notre Edition Disklavier du Bösendorfer est livrée avec plus de 1000 enregistrements de différents styles et différents genres. Nous utilisons un système ultrasophistiqué, la technologie de lecteur Disklavier Enspire mise au point par Yamaha. Non seulement les pianistes ont accès à une vaste bibliothèque de morceaux interprétés avec brio, mais ils peuvent aussi s’enregistrer et se repasser immédiatement leur musique. Mouvements subtils, phrasé dynamique, jeu des pédales, articulation artistique, tout est noté précisément et sauvegardé dans votre bibliothèque avec une authenticité sans précédent. Ecouter devient un plaisir à l’état pur.

Piano à queue de concert 290 Impérial


Longueur : 290cm
Largeur : 168 cm
Poids : 552 kg 
97 touches

Piano à queue de concert 280VC


Longueur : 280 cm Largeur : 157cm
Poids : 507 kg
88 touches

Piano à queue 225


Longueur : 225 cm Largeur : 159 cm
Poids 419 kg
92 touches

Piano à queue 214VC


Longueur : 214 cm Largeur : 151 cm
Poids : 367 kg
88 touches

Piano à queue 200


Longueur : 200cm 
Largeur : 151cm
Poids : 353 kg
88 touches

Piano à queue 185


Longueur : 185 cm Largeur : 151 cm
Poids : 327 kg
88 touches

Piano à queue 170


Longueur : 170 cm Largeur : 151 cm
Poids : 316 kg
88 touches

Caractéristiques


Designed for Bösendorfer Grands 170 to 290
Handcrafted in Austria

En option


Edition Silent du Bösendorfer
Edition avec lecteur Bösendorfer
Couleurs et finitions spéciales sur demande

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