grand piano

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

grand piano

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 31 Simple chordophones or zithers / 314 Board zithers / 314.1 True board zithers / 314.1-4-8 True board zithers sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard

Piano maker: Franciszek Woroniecki

Date: ca. 1898

Village / Town: Przemyśl

Country: Congress Kingdom of Poland / present-day Poland

Owner: Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, ul. Kościelna 1. Gifted in 2006 by Mariusz Paciorek from Szczerców

Inventory number: MHP 72/I

Description: walnut veneered. Cross-, single- double-, triple-strung; full metal frame with a capotasto bar for all strings. Viennese action with lever dampers

Inscriptions: FR. WORONIECKI / W PRZEMYŚLU inlaid in brass on the keyboard cover; Op. 406 painted black on the soundboard; F.W. on the capotasto bar

Measurements: height 380 (940), width 1495, depth 1600 mm

Materials: wood, metal, celluloid

Keyboard compass, stops: A2-a4 – 7 octaves, two pedals – una corda and dampers

Catalog card by: Benjamin Vogel

Bibliography: B. Vogel, Fortepian polski. Budownictwo fortepianów na ziemiach polskich od poł. XVIII w. do II wojny światowej, Warszawa 1995, pp. 275

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