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November 5, 2019 at 7:53pm

Conceived in 2011, the Barenboim piano has taken 18 months and 4,000 people hours of work to build – and may one day go into wider production

The exterior looks much the same as any other modern concert grand piano but inside there are some dramatic differences.

Designed by the Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene, the Barenboim has straight parallel strings instead of the diagonal-crossed ones of a contemporary piano. The wooden soundboard veins go in different directions. The... See More

Conceived in 2011, the Barenboim piano has taken 18 months and 4,000 people hours of work to build – and may one day go into wider production

The exterior looks much the same as any other modern concert grand piano but inside there are some dramatic differences.

Designed by the Belgian instrument maker Chris Maene, the Barenboim has straight parallel strings instead of the diagonal-crossed ones of a contemporary piano. The wooden soundboard veins go in different directions. The bridges, ribs and bracings are specially-designed and the hammers and strings (yellow brass rather than red brass) have been repositioned.

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