L. Hoeberechts & Fils grand, Brussels, 1830

In 1827, after working together for 25 years, Hoeberechts & Groetaers went their separate ways. Around 1830 all pianos in Belgium had a key compass of 6 octaves (73 keys) or 6 octaves and 1 quarter (79 keys). This exceptionally big grand piano had 7 octaves (85 keys) and was made for the expo in Brussels of 1830. This is without any doubt the first original Belgian concert grand with 7 octaves.

Technical data:

  • Inscription: HOEBERECHTS & FILS Facteurs DE FORTE PIANOS Coin du Boulevard, N1, en face de la porte de Louvain à Bruxelles
  • Compass: 7 octaves (CC-c''''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 4: harp - una corda - forte - celeste
  • Dimensions: L 250 cm / W 139 cm
  • Case: flame mahogany
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 63 333
  • Location: 1 - Museum "Piano's Maene" Brussels

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