New Pianoteq Models

Three historical instruments released as free add-ons to the modelled piano      04/09/07
New Pianoteq Models
Bechstein

Modartt have announced three new historical instrument add-ons to their Pianoteq virtual piano:
  • Sébastien Erard, half grand piano (2 m) serial number 109 933 (1922)
  • Carl Bechstein, half grand piano (2.1 m) serial number 79 676 (1896)
  • François Etienne Blanchet, 'Château de Thoiry' harpsichord (1733)
Here’s how Pianoteq describe each of these instruments…
Sébastien Erard
This is a physically modelled virtual copy of piano Sébastien Erard, a half grand (2 m), serial number 109 933 (1922). It has an extraordinary warm and coloured sound with lots of charm, and is equipped with a very delicate una corda pedal. We tried to be as close as possible to the original instrument, including some small "defaults" in the bass strings. The instrument suits naturally well for Liszt who loved playing on Erard.
Carl Bechstein
This is a physically modelled virtual copy of piano Carl Bechstein, a half grand (2.1 m), serial number 79 676 (1896). It has a strong and transparent character which makes it suitable both for classical masterworks and modern pop music. Original characters of the instrument are here reproduced, including its very particular voicing which carries its own personal history.
François Etienne Blanchet
This is a physically modelled virtual copy of harpsichord François Etienne Blanchet, "Château de Thoiry" (1733), copy by Anthony Gale (Frampton Cotterell, UK, 1993). It has a very delicate sound, inviting for inspiring musical moments from the baroque period representative by great masters such as Scarlatti, Bach and Haydn.
Pricing and Availability:
Free download for Pianoteq users
More information:
  • www.pianoteq.com

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