Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Herz French Double

Every now and then, I come across an instrument that I want to keep for myself.
This French double, made by Eric Herz in 1976, instrument number 251, tops my list.
I've just completed a restoration of this perfectly made, beautiful sounding instrument.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Albrecht square piano

Every now and then then, I come across an instrument bearing the signature of its maker.
I could barely contain my excitement when I uncovered this note, hidden deep inside the case of a square piano made in 1813 by Charles Albrecht, written by Charles Deal, Philadelphia, 1813.
It reads:  
The Person who first casts his eye on this may know that this Piano was made in the year 1813 about the time Bonaparte was defeated by the Russians.
Charles Deal
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Square Piano, Charles Albrecht, 1813

Charles Albrecht, Phildelphia, 1813