Repica of the concert grand Ignace Pleyel Paris 1843.

Although Erard was the biggest piano manufacturer in Paris, it were the instruments of Ignace Pleyel that had the preference of Frédéric Chopin. 

In December 1842, Ignace Pleyel bult for the first time two concert grands with seven octaves. The oldest remaining instrument is the piano with number 9872, dated from 1843. This instrument is classified as 'Monument Historique' in France. 

In 2007 Chris Maene was able to buy an identical instrument for the Chris Maene Collection. The purchased instrument has the number 9861, also dating from 1843. For the Chopin Year in 2010, Chris Maene decided to make this exact copy of the instrument, also called 'the Chopin Piano'. 

Technical data:

  • Inscription: CHRIS MAENE Ruiselede BelgiĆ« Replica 2010 Ignace Pleyel & Compie Paris 1843
  • Compass: 7 octaves (AAA-a'''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in bone, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2: controlling keyboard shift / damping
  • Dimensions: L 250 cm / W 136 cm
  • Case: mahogany paneled
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 63 505
  • Condition: perfect playing condition
  • Location: 3 - Museum headquarters "Piano's Maene" Ruiselede

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