Oldest Piano Ever at Skidmore

Written by Frank on September 17th, 2011

"I'm the biggest boss that you've seen thus far."

This Sunday afternoon a restored Conrad Graf fortepiano will be making an appearance at Zankel.  The event begins at 2pm with a talk by piano builder and all around expert, Edward Swenson. Undoubtedly his talk will center on how badass Conrad Graf was.

I’m just going to go ahead and say that he was the Stradivari of piano building.  I mean Beethoven and Chopin used his pianos.  Personally, I prefer Chopin (go listen to his nocturnes) but Beethoven is pretty good too.

At 3pm Kristian Bezuidenhout will preform Mozart’s Sonata in F major, K. 332 and Sonata in B flat major, K. 333 on the nearly 200 year-old piano.  I can’t even believe how boss this is.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $3 for the Skidmore community.
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