1865 Rosewood Steinway Concert Grand

This is a wonderful instrument for earlier piano music. It seems almost half-way between a modern Steinway and earlier types of fortepianos in the following respects:
  • it has a very light, flexible action, very easy to play
  • it has registral color, meaning that each register (I would classify them as high, upper middle, lower middle, and lower) has a distinctive color; the bass in particular has a distinctive edge which adds great character to low notes, a sort of tangy flavor (like a pungent wine)
  • it has great clarity, and in contrapuntal passages, each voice stands out
  • it has a wide dynamic range without getting boomy or muddy

I performed a program of Mozart violin sonatas using this instrument. In order to maintain a good balance with the violin, I left the lid closed, but all the colors remained intact and the audience reported that the balance felt perfect. The instrument has most of the power of a modern grand, but without the rich mingling of harmonics. It seems extremely appropriate for Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert and would be very interesting in Mendelssohn, Schumann, and even Brahms. I imagine that Chopin would also be heard in a fresh way when played on this instrument. Finally, I think this is a great instrument for chamber music, particularly for the composers listed and any others from the late 18th to early 19th centuries.
-Larry Wallach


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  • Steinway
  • Style 4
  • 10569
  • 1865
  • 8'5"
  • High Polish
  • Rosewood
  • Great Barrington, Ma
  • $ 65,000

This rare rosewood 88-note Steinway concert grand from 1865 is fully restored (soundboard, strings, hammers, etc.) with a custom bench carved to match the lyre. The restoration was done in 2005 in NYC. Since then has been climate-controlled, protected from the sun, and regularly tuned by Terry Flynn in the owners' Weston, CT home. They moved south and no longer have room for this piano. It is now on consignment at Flynn Pianos in Great Barrington, MA. The price includes ground floor delivery within 50 miles, climate control system, custom bench, and one in-home tuning.

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General Information

Flynn Pianos is located in Great Barrington, MA, in southern Berkshire County. We provide sales and service to a wide area from NYC to Boston, from CT to VT. Our inventory includes a broad range of used and rebuilt pianos for sale and rent. In addition to our showroom and workshop in MA, we broker pianos from our customers' homes in NY and New England. We have a wide selection of grands in ebony and natural cases – from small 5’ grands, to large 9’ concert pianos – as well as many used and reconditioned uprights. Our inventory generally includes pianos by the following makers:

• Baldwin • Bechstein • Boston • Bosendorfer • Charles Walter • Fazioli • Kawai • Mason & Hamlin • Samick • Steinberg • Steinway • Yamaha • Young Chang

We arrange deliveries, follow-up work and long-term maintenance, including climate control, tuning, and regulation.

If you are seeking a particular brand, model, year, or style that we do not have in stock, we can search for it through our regional, national and international networks, and provide photos, professional assessments of a piano’s condition, plus purchase and shipping info.

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