Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven. Fortepiano – Melvyn Tan. Producer – David R. Murray. Fortepiano by John Broadwood & Sons, 1817. Restored, tuned and prepared by David Winston, 1991-1992. A 430 Hz. Recorded: V/1992, Forde Abbey, Dorset.
The Beethoven Broadwood, manufactured in London in 1817. Thomas Broadwood and Ludwig van Beethoven. In 1817 leading piano maker Thomas Broadwood, fourth son of John Broadwood, set off on an extended tour of Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In Vienna he met Beethoven, then 47, who was by then quite unwell and starting to become deaf. Broadwood decided to present the composer with his latest grand piano. EMI Classics released a landmark album of Tan playing the Beethoven Broadwood the same year (CDC 7 54526 2). The piano (serial features the English grand action, and has a 6 octave keyboard. Broadwood pianos were much stronger than Viennese instruments and consequently allowed a much greater string tension. This gave them the distinct and more powerful sound demanded by pianists of the time.
On this disc, Melvyn Tan performs a very nice selection of Beethoven's solo piano works on the restored fortepiano, recorded in May 1992 at Forde Abbey, Dorset. The quality of the performance is very good, and the recording itself provides superb sound quality. It surely does not sound like a nearly 200 year old piano. Tan went on to record several more discs of Beethoven solo piano works, however to my knowledge this is the only disc of Tan performing on the Beethoven Broadwood; his later recordings were done using a copy by Derek Adlam of a Streicher (1814).
Beethoven’s 1817 Broadwood Grand). There is a wonderful warmth of sound and depth of tone from the focal point of this recording–Beethoven’s fortepiano built by Thomas Broadwood in 1817, and quite magnificently restored by David Winston. A jewel in the crow. hopin’s 1846 Pleye. ow beautifully restored by David Winston.
Beethoven owned a Broadwood fortepiano built in 1817, a gift from Thomas Broadwood who had met Beethoven in Vienna in the summer of that year. Broadwood asked five fortepianists living in London to help him select the appropriate instrument and had the names of these men engraved on a plaque. The keyboard of Beethoven's Broadwood spanned six octaves (CC to c''''), slightly narrower than the Beethoven Center's 1823 instrument (which extends up to f''''). Map of the journey of Beethoven's Broadwood fortepiano . In 1991, Beethoven's Broadwood was restored to playable condition and was featured in a tour with the fortepianist Melvyn Tan.
Melvyn Tan : Beethoven Broadwood Fortepiano (3 5). 12 April 18. Film from Great Britain about the restoring of Beethovens Broadwood grand from the Hungarian National Museum in 1992, uploaded initially by Itwvw; this film describes a milestone in the piano-history. Melvyn Tan plays Beethovens Fantasia op. 77. There is a CD by Melvyn Tan avaliable with clear sound-quality to listen to this terrific grand.
This album has an average beat per minute of 103 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 0/173 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Beethoven's Broadwood Piano in the Hungarian National Museum. 1. Six Bagatelles, op. 126 no. 3'00. Album starts at 173BPM, ends at 113BPM (-60), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier'; Bagatelles Op. 126. 2016. Bach, Beethoven, Medtner.