Ref Antique, Rosewood Bechstein grand piano with brass ormulu mounts. This Bechstein piano formerly belonged to William Whitelaw, Home Secretary under Margaret Thatcher. This photo was taken by Sophie Pitcher at Besbrode Pianos Leeds.
Fryderyk Chopin - Pleyel Piano “Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Bartolomeo Cristofori was the first person to create a successful hammer-action keyboard instrument and, accordingly, deserves to be credited as the inventor of the piano. This example is the oldest of the three extant pianos by Cristofori