Melvyn Tan plays ludwig van Beethoven’s Broadwood piano
This is past of a short documentary on the restoration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s beautiful Broadwood piano, which was sent to him from London in 1818 as a gift. Ludwig was very happy with it.
Beethovenhaus in Bonn has an article on this piano and a photograph of it.
Today we call this early nineteenth century piano a “Fortepiano” to distinguish it from pianos made from the 1840s onwards.
Here is a wonderful blog post on Ludwig’s pianos:
Melvyn Tan plays the opus 126 Bagatelles. The sound is emotive, haunting and moving.
The beginning of the documentary can be seen here: