Bösendorfer Marquetry Series of Grand Pianos Inspired By 18th Century Vienna

1/24/2013 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Bosendorfer 200 SP Hummingbird Piano

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha will unveil the first design of Bösendorfer's new Marquetry Series of Grand Pianos, the limited edition Model 200 SP "Hummingbirds", in its premium piano room at the 2013 NAMM Show.

Marquetry is the use of many pieces of different types of wood veneer to create images and has long been viewed a symbol of wealth. Many fine examples of marquetry can be found in the Imperial Palaces of Vienna, including the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer residence of The Austrian Habsburg Imperial Family. While many historical pianos have included marquetry designs, they have seldom been re-envisioned for the 21st Century.

The Austrian Habsburg Imperial Family was delighted by exotic images of nature, covering the walls of their intimate music room with wonderful jungle scenes. The Palace, outfitted with a suite of rooms featuring exotic garden panoramas commissioned by Maria Theresa and hand painted by the celebrated 18th Century Bohemian Ornamentalist painter Johan Wenzel Bergl, played host to six-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who performed for the Empress Maria Theresa at Schoenbrunn.

"Our Model 200 SP "Hummingbirds" pay tribute to 18th Century imperial grandeur," said Ed Bezursik, Yamaha Acoustic Piano Marketing Manager/ Bösendorfer North American Marketing Manager. "This contemporary reinterpretation of traditional images of nature is combined with the finest sound and touch."

For more information, visit Yamaha in the Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, at Winter NAMM 2013; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Music Production, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

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