Pleyel 174


Width (cm) 145
Length (cm) 174
Serial number 216190
Year of construction 1975
Shop Krimpen

This grand piano has a benevolent warm, balanced and overtone sound that can provide almost any living room with a subtle sound and feel.
The wonderfully playing Renner mechanism provides the instrument with excellent touch and dynamic control.

Although France does not have any piano factory at the moment, it played a great role in the development of piano building as a whole.

Paris was, together with London and Vienna, one of the most important piano-cities and the French brands Pleyel, Erard, Pape and Gaveau belonged to the world `s finest quality instruments. Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, an Austrian composer and piano manufacturer, was born on June 18 of 1757 in Ruppersthal and died on November 14 in 1831 in Paris. The famous `Salle Pleyel` in Paris is named after him.

Pleyel produced magnificent instruments of which Chopin said: `when I feel the music come into my body and I feel well enough to create my own sound, I need a Pleyel`. Public relations were taken good care of by Pleyel. His son Camille married a famous pianist and Camille`s daughter married Auguste Wolff, teacher at the Conservatory of Paris. This fact played, as co manager of the Pleyel company, a role in the development of the third or sustain pedal. That he took good care of public relations is shown in the fact that he attracted in 1815 Henri Pape, who was with 137 inventions very important for the further development of the piano. His most important invention was the felt hammerhead (1826). Besides he invented the cross-string system (1828), which provoked an enormous improvement of the tone because longer strings could be used and the tension of the strings was better distributed.

After World War II the French manufacturers could not meet the modern produced German pianos. In 1960 Pleyel was forced to merge with Erard and in 1971 the German factory Schimmel obtained the rights of the brand name Pleyel. Around 1993 the production was transferred to the Leipziger Pianofortefabrik and in 1995 Pleyel, Erard and Gaveau moved back to France. In 2006 the last French piano factory in Southern French Alps closed its doors.

Sometimes a novice pianist does not yet know which instrument he or she would like to have at home to start playing the piano. That is why you can also rent the pianos at Bol Pianos. In that case, you can first play the instrument at home on the basis of monthly rent, after which you can always proceed to purchase it.

Renting is only possible with our acoustic pianos and grand pianos.

If you would like to know more about the possibility of renting, you can do so via our contact form, or you can also send an e-mail to info@bolpianos.nl