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Hans Ruckers;ruckersimpro
ListenRuckers Improvisation
Composer: N. Shirley / Performer: Nathan Shirley
Instrument: Harpsichord Hans Ruckers (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpsichordHarpsichord Hans Ruckers
Hans Ruckers;gavotte
ListenGavotte et 6 Doubles
Instrument: Harpsichord Hans Ruckers (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpsichordHarpsichord Hans Ruckers
Hans Ruckers;suiteno3
ListenSuite No. 3 in D Minor
Composer: G.F. Handel / Performer: Grace Fong
Instrument: Harpsichord Hans Ruckers (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpsichordHarpsichord Hans Ruckers
Hans Ruckers;suiteallemande
ListenSuite allemande in E major
Composer: G.F. Handel / Performer: Robin Bigwood
Instrument: Harpsichord Hans Ruckers (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpsichordHarpsichord Hans Ruckers
Hans Ruckers;barricadesruckers
ListenLes barricades mysterieuses
Composer: F. Couperin / Performer: Robin Bigwood
Instrument: Harpsichord Hans Ruckers (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpsichordHarpsichord Hans Ruckers
Model B;fantazy
ListenFantasy in F Minor, Op. 49
Composer: F. Chopin / Performer: Andrej Jussow
Instrument: Grand Model B (Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Model B grand pianoGrand Model B
Concert Harp;amspringbrunnen
ListenAm springbrunnen
Composer: A. Zabel / Performer: Albert Zabel
Instrument: Concert Harp (Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpConcert Harp
Concert Harp;petitevalse
ListenPetite valse
Composer: A. Hasselmans / Performer: Alphonse Hasselmans
Instrument: Concert Harp (Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpConcert Harp
Concert Harp;chatelaine
ListenUne chatelaine en sa tour
Composer: G. Faure / Performer: Gabriel Faure
Instrument: Concert Harp (Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpConcert Harp
Concert Harp;impromptu-caprice
ListenImpromptu-Caprice
Composer: G. Pierne / Performer: Gabriel Pierne
Instrument: Concert Harp (Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpConcert Harp
Concert Harp;squirrels
ListenThe Courtship Of Squirrels
Composer: P. De Ridder / Performer: Piet De Ridder
Instrument: Concert Harp (Customized) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 HarpConcert Harp
D4;debussypreludes
ListenPreludes No. 6, 12 Book II
Composer: C. Debussy / Performer: Jia Ran (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand D4 (Daily Practice) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 D4 grand pianoGrand D4
Bluethner;gounodlisztvalse
ListenValse from the opera Faust
Composer: C. Gounod, F. Liszt / Performer: Victoria Korchinskaya Kogan (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Blüthner Model 1 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Blüthner Model 1Blüthner Model 1
Bluethner;scarlattisonata
ListenSonata in G major K. 146
Composer: D. Scarlatti / Performer: Andrew Staupe (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Blüthner Model 1 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Blüthner Model 1Blüthner Model 1
Streicher (1852);schubertimpromptu4
ListenImpromptu Op. 90 No. 4
Composer: F. Schubert / Performer: Nansong Huang (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Streicher (1852) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Streicher (1852)
Erard (1849);lisztgnomen
ListenConcert Etude Gnomenreigen
Composer: F. Liszt / Performer: Natalie Lo (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Erard (1849) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Erard (1849)
Besendorfer (1829);beethovensonata31
ListenSonata Op. 31 No. 3
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Tatiana Kolesova (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Besendorfer (1829) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Besendorfer (1829)
Dohnal (1795);handelsuite3
ListenSuite No. 3
Composer: G.F. Handel / Performer: Rui Shi (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Dohnal (1795) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosPianoforte Dohnal (1795)
K2;rachmaninoffprelude2
ListenPrelude Op. 3 No. 2
Composer: S. Rachmaninoff / Performer: Konstantin Krasnitsky (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand K2 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 K2 grand pianoGrand K2
Bechstein (1899);rondomendelssohn
ListenRondo Op. 14
Composer: F. Mendelssohn / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: Grand Bechstein (1899) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Bechstein (1899)
Pleyel (1835);chopinspianato
ListenAndante Spianato and Polonaise Op. 22
Composer: F. Chopin / Performer: Konstantin Soukhovetski (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Pleyel (1835) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Pleyel (1835)
Frenzel (1841);mozartsonata311
ListenMozart - Sonata in D Major K. 311
Composer: W.A. Mozart / Performer: Ran Jia (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Frenzel (1841) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Frenzel (1841)
Broadwood (1796);beethoven110
ListenSonata Op. 110
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Murad Adigezalzade (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Broadwood (1796) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosPianoforte Broadwood (1796)
U4;italianpolka
ListenItalian Polka
Composer: S. Rachmaninoff / Performer: Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: U4 (Player Open) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 U4 upright pianoU4
Celesta;sugarplum
ListenDance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Composer: P. Tchaikovsky / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: Celesta (plus Grand K1) recorded with Pianoteq 3
This haunting movement from the famous Nutcracker ballet is perhaps the most well-known even written for the celesta. In this particular performance, the otherwise rather discrete celesta is produced with more strength and emotional freedom.

 Celeste: Glockenspiel + Celesta + Toy PianoCelesta
Glockenspiel;preludio
ListenPreludio in E Major
Composer: J-S. Bach / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: Glockenspiel (Werckmeister III) recorded with Pianoteq 3
The beautiful bell-like sound of the glockenspiel fits very well to this vivid prelude. Here the mallet noise slider is set to its minimum value and the tuning to Werkmeister III. This change accounts for the slight change in harmony you might otherwise anticipate hearing.

 Celeste: Glockenspiel + Celesta + Toy PianoGlockenspiel
Clavichord;italian_concerto
ListenItalian Concerto Slow Movement
Composer: G. Sigsworth / Performer: Guy Sigsworth
Instrument: Clavichord Neupert recorded with Pianoteq 4

 KIViRClavichord Neupert
Clavichord;pachelbelchaconne
ListenChaconne in F Minor
Composer: J. Pachelbel / Performer: Noa Leigh Kleisen (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Clavichord Neupert recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRClavichord Neupert
Grimaldi (1697);grimaldi
ListenE major suite, allemande
Composer: G. Handel / Performer: Robin Bigwood
Instrument: Harpsichord Grimaldi (1697) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRHarpsichord Grimaldi (1697)
Blanchet (1733);barricades
ListenLes Barricades Mystérieuses
Composer: F. Couperin / Performer: Robin Bigwood
Instrument: Harpsichord Blanchet (1733) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRHarpsichord Blanchet (1733)
Cimbalom;ivanku
ListenVariation sur Ivanku
Composer: L. Henrion / Performer: Luc Henrion
Instrument: Cimbalom Balázs Kovács recorded with Pianoteq 5
The cimbalom here shows its oriental ancestry while performing a Gypsy-Hungarian music genre.

 KIViRCimbalom Balázs Kovács
Bluethner;haydnsonata
ListenSonata in D Major Hob. XVI 24
Composer: J. Haydn / Performer: Hanna Shybayeva (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Blüthner Model 1 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Blüthner Model 1Blüthner Model 1
D4;rachmaninoffprelude
ListenPrelude Op. 32 No. 1
Composer: S. Rachmaninoff / Performer: Yoko Hagino (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand D4 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 D4 grand pianoGrand D4
K2;granadosrequiebros
ListenLos Requiebros from Goyescas
Composer: E. Granados / Performer: Andrew Staupe (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand K2 recorded with Pianoteq 5

 K2 grand pianoGrand K2
Streicher (1852);brahmssonata3
ListenSonata No. 3 in F Minor Op. 5
Composer: J. Brahms / Performer: Serhii Morozov (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Streicher (1852) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Streicher (1852)
Erard (1849);waldesrauschen
ListenWaldesrauschen
Composer: F. Liszt / Performer: Boris Feiner (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Erard (1849) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Erard (1849)
Besendorfer (1829);beethovensonataop31n3
ListenSonata Op. 31 No. 3
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Tatiana Kolesova (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Besendorfer (1829) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosGrand Besendorfer (1829)
Dohnal (1795);haydnsonatabminor
ListenSonata in B Minor
Composer: J. Haydn / Performer: Victor Goldberg (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Dohnal (1795) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 1: Historical pianosPianoforte Dohnal (1795)
Bechstein (1899);debussyondine
ListenOndine
Composer: C. Debussy / Performer: Tami Lin (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Bechstein (1899) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Bechstein (1899)
Broadwood (1796);beethovenhammerklavier
ListenHammerklavier
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: Pianoforte Broadwood (1796) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosPianoforte Broadwood (1796)
Frenzel (1841);schubertimpromptu4b
ListenImpromptu Op. 90 No. 4
Composer: F. Schubert / Performer: Nansong Huang (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Frenzel (1841) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Frenzel (1841)
Frenzel (1841);schubertsonata958
ListenSonata D. 958
Composer: F. Schubert / Performer: Jacob Smullyan (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Frenzel (1841) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 Kremsegg 2: Historical pianosGrand Frenzel (1841)
YC5;witches_danceyc5
ListenWitches Dance
Composer: E. MacDowell / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: YC5 Rock piano (YC5 Solo Recording) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 YC5 rock pianoYC5 Rock piano
Marimba;sonatamarimba
ListenSonata in F Minor
Composer: D. Scarlatti / Performer: Joseph Felice
Instrument: Marimba bass recorded with Pianoteq 3
Here the marimba shows its capacity also for use in classical music. The expression of the marimba is enhanced by adjusting the strike point.

 Xylo: Marimba bass + XylophoneMarimba bass
Schantz (1790);schantz
ListenSonata in G Major Hob. XVI_39
Composer: J. Haydn / Performer: Einav Yarden (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Schantz (1790) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRPianoforte Schantz (1790)
Schmidt (1790);schmidt
ListenSonata Op. 10 No. 1
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Leonardo Colafelice (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Schmidt (1790) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRPianoforte Schmidt (1790)
Walter (1790);walter2
ListenSonata K3 L378
Composer: D. Scarlatti / Performer: Kaila Rochelle
Instrument: Pianoforte Walter (1790) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRPianoforte Walter (1790)
Schöffstoss (1812);schoff
ListenSonata in C Minor K. 457
Composer: W.A. Mozart / Performer: Darrett Zusko (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Pianoforte Schöffstoss (1812) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRPianoforte Schöffstoss (1812)
Graf (1826);graf
ListenPiano Sonata Op. 90
Composer: L. van Beethoven / Performer: Joris Holtackers
Instrument: Pianoforte Graf (1826) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRPianoforte Graf (1826)
Erard (1922);erard1
ListenConcert Etude Gnomenreigen
Composer: F. Liszt / Performer: Natalie Lo (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Erard (1922) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRGrand Erard (1922)
Erard (1922);erard2
ListenJeux d'eau
Composer: M. Ravel / Performer: Denis Zhdanov (pano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Erard (1922) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRGrand Erard (1922)
Pleyel (1926);chopin_prelude
ListenPrelude Op. 28
Composer: F. Chopin / Performer: Christopher Guzman (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Pleyel (1926) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRGrand Pleyel (1926)
Pleyel (1926);pleyel2
ListenLe Tombeau de Couperin
Composer: M. Ravel / Performer: Henry Wong Doe (piano-e-competition)
Instrument: Grand Pleyel (1926) recorded with Pianoteq 5

 KIViRGrand Pleyel (1926)
Erard (1922);smedley
ListenShort medley
Composer: M. Mussorgsky, P. Tchaikovsky / Performer: Piet De Ridder
Instrument: Grand Erard (1922) recorded with Pianoteq 4

 KIViRGrand Erard (1922)


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