Liszt’s last piano goes on show

Or so they say.

The 1862 Erard was in Liszt’s apartment in the Vatican at the time of his death in 1886. It lay untouched for more than a century until its rediscovery in the 1990s by the Italian pianist, Carlo Maria Dominici.

Newly restored, it is going on public display this week for the first time at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.


liszt's erard

Except the Liszt Museum at the Academy in Budapest is crammed with instruments that Liszt acquired and played after 1862 and up to the year of his death. Read more here. And the very last piano he touched is in Bayreuth, where he died.

Sorry, Vienna.




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