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Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: mediatecar] #1307005
11/17/09 04:27 AM
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Congratulations! I think it's wonderful that you decided to save the abused piano and bring new life to it with Gavril Lazoc's restoration skills. It looks really beautiful. If I had the room, I wouldn't mind having an antique restored piano as well. How do you like playing it?

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Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: sleepingcats] #1307017
11/17/09 05:39 AM
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it's deffinite harder to play that piano than a newer one, the keyboard needs bit more strenght to play on but that's great for learning, like driving-school in an old chevy and driving after that a new Chrysler smile

Fact is it can be played on, still needs some last fine adjustmenst from Mr Lazoc to be made this week and after that I'll record a video with lid on and from a distance, first record where made from to close.

Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: mediatecar] #1307018
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Very interesting video and pretty music! Congratulations on your newly restored piano!! laugh


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Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: sleepingcats] #1307028
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I enjoyed watching this - as with any piano restoration.
It would be interesting now to hear how this piano really sounds during a performance, as this didn't come across ideally in the brief extracts of the video.
I did detect a rather noisy action at one part near the end; was it possible to reduce this, and if not does this in any way detract from your pleasure of playing?
The sound would appear to be typical of a Viennese piano of this era - obviously not surprising due to the make and information you have provided. This is much lighter and more delicate than modern pianos, and imho has a singular appeal which would limit the repertoire that could be satisfactorily performed on this instrument.
Notwithstanding her new and reconditioned implants, your pianos original structure still remains frail, so you would be advised to ensure that she is kept in as comfortable and as stable an environment as possible - not unlike a well-run, highly recommended nursing home.
Are you happy with the result of the sound, and was it as you expected? If so, it was obviously well worth the time and expense, and I wish you a very happy musical future together.

Last edited by Tweedpipe; 11/17/09 07:51 AM.

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Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: Tweedpipe] #1307094
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I enjoyed watching this - as with any piano restoration.
It would be interesting now to hear how this piano really sounds during a performance, as this didn't come across ideally in the brief extracts of the video.

You're right, first of all i recorded the images paying more attention to the images than to the sound. And it's a well known fact for every piano recording, the sound is NOT recorded from over the strings, as i did it.

I did detect a rather noisy action at one part near the end; was it possible to reduce this, and if not does this in any way detract from your pleasure of playing?
The sound would appear to be typical of a Viennese piano of this era - obviously not surprising due to the make and information you have provided. This is much lighter and more delicate than modern pianos, and imho has a singular appeal which would limit the repertoire that could be satisfactorily performed on this instrument.

The noise comes from:
1 - the sound-dimmers (sorry i don't know the technical name in English) that are not yet in perfect position on strings, some parts are still in proximity of some strings and make some noise during vibration;
2 - a small crack in the piano's wooden plate under the strings, i was told it would not be audible from 1 or 2 meters if the lid's down.

I sure will record in better conditions a performance with my piano-teacher and post it.


Notwithstanding her new and reconditioned implants, your pianos original structure still remains frail, so you would be advised to ensure that she is kept in as comfortable and as stable an environment as possible - not unlike a well-run, highly recommended nursing home.

The piano has his stable place in a room with perfect conditions, don't worry about that.

Are you happy with the result of the sound, and was it as you expected? If so, it was obviously well worth the time and expense, and I wish you a very happy musical future together.

Yes, the sound is ok, I will share it, the piano will be re tuned next week and final touches will be made on keyboard mechanics so i hope it will be better.

Re: "Inherited" J SCHRIMPF Wien piano ! [Re: mediatecar] #1307392
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Thank you for sharing, mediatecar; it's nice to read about someone in Romania who brought a Viennese piano back to life.

I like the darker tone that the piano has, and will look forward to the recordings. smile

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