Graf Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Conrad Graf in Vienna, Austria in 1832. Except for the number of pedals, this piano is essentially a twin of the instrument that Graf presented to musician and composer, Clara Wieck on her marriage to composer Robert Schumann in 1840. The piano is serial number 1594 and has a compass of CC-g4, Viennese action, leather over wood core hammers, brass and steel strings, double- and triple-strung, 5 pedals: una corda, bassoon, moderator, dampers, and janissary, an oak laminated and interlocked bars frame, straight-strung, and a walnut veneer case.
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Object Name
date made
Graf, Conrad
Physical Description
leather over wood cores (hammers: material)
brass and steel (strings: material)
oak laminated (frame: material)
walnut veneer (case: material)
overall: 70.7 cm x 124.7 cm x 242.5 cm; 27 13/16 in x 49 1/8 in x 95 1/2 in
action: 3 1/4 in x 14 in x 44 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 35.56 cm x 112.0775 cm
Place Made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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