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A new, old tonality: Sordino®

In the first third of the nineteenth century, Sordino used to be a standard feature on all grands made e. g. by the piano companies Graf (Vienna) and Erard (Paris).

Thanks to a suggestion from the pianist Jura Margulis, Steingraeber has now reintroduced this feature as pedal* or knee lever.

A very fine piece of felt goes horizontally between the hammers and strings, allowing thus tone colourations/modifications as it is required e. g. by Franz Schubert’s “fp” marking.

* optional 4th pedal or by switch interchanging with the sostenuto function.

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Exhibitor: Steingraeber & Söhne KG