Classic Pianos of Portland is proud to announce the availability for purchase, the last worldwide Bosendorfer limited edition Model 200 "Schonbrunn" grand piano. This exquisite instrument is number five of only nine limited custom shop models by Bosendorfer Piano Co. in Vienna, Austria. In celebration, direct international special pricing will be offered to one buyer.
Model 200 "Schonbrunn" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugCa4pWyjR0
~ Imperial splendour, music and magnificent gardens ~
Empress Maria Theresa used Schonbrunn Palace as her imperial summer residence and it became a glamorous focus of court life. Leading statesmen and great personalities from the arts and culture were amongst the many guests. Even the six-year-old Mozart performed in this select atmosphere. The buildings, gardens and internal decorations were all part of the overall baroque design. Perhaps inspired by the magnificent gardens of Schonbrunn, the famous 18th century Bohemian ornamentalist painter Johann Wenzel Bergl, covered several ceilings and walls of the palace with detailed scenes of nature. Later these were also enjoyed by the nature-loving Empress Elisabeth (Sissi). Furniture and pianos were often richly decorated with ornamental designs, plant and animal motifs created with various types of inlaid wood veneer. The "Schonbrunn" is the second in our limited edition "Marquetry Series". It is a tribute to the palace's magnificent gardens and murals and a dazzling snapshot of nature. The edition is limited to nine instruments and each will have an individually numbered solid brass plate.
Marquetry, music and the exotic. Marquetry, the use of many pieces of different types of wood veneer to create images and design has always been a very skilled and time consuming process. This was traditionally seen as a symbol of wealth. That is why you find many fine examples in the Imperial palaces of Vienna; whilst many art case historical pianos have included marquetry designs. The Austrian Imperial Family was also delighted by exotic images of nature as can be seen at Schonbrunn Palace, their Viennese summer palace. The walls of its intimate music room are covered with wonderful jungle scenes, whilst there is also a complete suite of rooms with delightfully exotic garden panoramas commissioned by Empress Maria Theresa and hand painted by the celebrated 18th century Bohemian ornamentalist painter, Johann Wenzel Bergl.
~ Handcrafted in Vienna, Austria no. 5 of 9
~ Opus no. 50410 Constructed in 2015
~ Custom marquetry inlay design
~ Stunning cabinet style
~ Ebony Polished premium finish
~ World Class German Renner piano action
~ Hand-tied European strings
~ World's finest European spruce soundboard and rim
~ Legendary touch and tone
~ Musician "Dream Instruments"
~ Matching Custom Bosendorfer Artist Bench included
~ Classic Pianos 5 yr. Parts and Labor warranty
~ Bosendorfer Factory Trained Concert Technician instrument preparation
~ Classic Pianos After delivery tuning, and voicing
~ Classic Pianos Lifetime 100% trade-up policy
We welcome trade ins. Please: brand, pictures and the serial number. Bring room dimensions, measurements and pictures for the best acoustical and design placement recommendations.
For information or a private appointment call: (541) 255-8717 Fred Riley
* (Please cut and paste links on web-browser):
Bosendorfer Piano demonstration mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5VTBdKbFM&list=RD47RFPcy2h-H9E
Bosendorfer Piano Co. website: http://www.boesendorfer.com/
Bosendorfer Piano Co. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaSgLU1O4IU