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Chickering scale 33B 1874 Grand #47165

This Chickering flat-strung concert grand with first-generation Brown action was used shortly after acquisition in a concert of the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk with pianist Frank French in November 2016.  It has the power of any modern instrument, belying traditional assumptions.   The recently unveiled “Barenboim/Maene modern flatstrung concert grand may actually be closer to this Chickering piano than any other flat-strung instrument.  Steinway had ended its flat-strung grand manufacture over 10 years before Chickering.  Unlike Steinway, Chickering’s flat strung pianos used modern string scaling and a fairly modern, well-crowned soundboard.

Chickering 33B 5b