Bösendorfer Grand Piano 225

Orchestral Presence until the Subcontra F

Imperial Line

Gazing at the extra black keys of this Bösendorfer Grand the pianist immediately realizes that this instrument is far from ordinary. This Grand Piano – like the bigger brother 290 Imperial – has been crafted dedicating to the tradition of Viennese piano building. With its unique design and size this piano delights by an exceptional multitude of colors similar to an orchestra. Delicately fragile pianissimo to brilliant fortissimo, this Bösendorfer Grand sways the audience – down to the Subcontra F. These additional bass notes do not only enrich the tonal volume of the instrument, but subsequently paint additional sound colors and open up an orchestral sound spectrum. This unique sonic presence in all registers is the sound basis of the popularity of the Bösendorfer 225 as chamber and solo instrument.  A presence which leaves no audience unmoved.

 

Description

Bösendorfer ranks among the world’s oldest and most prestigious piano manufacturers. Rich in tradition and world-famous for their intricate hand-craftsmanship, high quality instruments and unmistakably inspiring sound, they have been refining the art of Viennese piano-making since 1828.

Thriving in the epicenter of European culture, Bösendorfer has uniquely been able to experience and absorb the influences of Viennese culture. Vienna has been the major center of the arts in Europe for over 500 years, making it a destination for great musicians and artists, and resulting in fantastic architecture throughout the city. More importantly, Vienna has been a destination, inspiration and home to many famous musicians and composers—including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Liszt, Strauss and Schönberg…to name a few. The influence of Viennese architecture, as well as these renowned artists and musicians is prevalent in the design and sound of Bösendorfer’s pianos.

Building a Bösendorfer is a labor of love. Dedicated craftsmen have passed their traditions and skills down from generation to generation, and as such have continued to perfect the beautiful design, sound and quality that make a Bösendorfer piano truly unique. Within every Bösendorfer piano lies not only more than a full year’s work, but also the knowledge that has been passed down and refined since the company’s founding. Every Bösendorfer piano is special, built with care, devotion and professionalism—”The Bösendorfer among the grands.”

Characteristics:

  • Traditional Imperial Design with additional bass range
  • Concert Grand action geometry guarantees optimal play and control-ability
  • Independent Capo d’Astro for perfect adjustment in the descant registry
  • Sophisticated processing of European raw materials exclusively
  • Resonance body out of Austrian spruce resonance wood
  • Hand spun Bösendorfer bass strings
  • Handcrafted in Austria
  • Single stringing
  • 3 pedals

Specifications:

  • Length 7’4″
  • Width 5’3″
  • Weight 924lbs
  • 92 Keys

Optional:

  • Chrome finish
  • Customized colors and precious veneers upon request