Franco Di Nitto plays Franz Schubert, Concert Grand Steinway&Sons New York 1875
Franz Schubert : a selection of German Dances Opus 33, D 783
This works by Schubert have always been on my musical path. In 1994 René Gailly International Productions produced my first CD "Tänze Walzer" with works by Franz Schubert. A reissue appeared in 2010 and is available in all Internet stores including Amazon and iTunes.
This performance took place to celebrate the inauguration concert of the new Steinway concert piano of the Conser-
vatory of Hasselt.
The concert piano here on the video is an instrument of Pianos Maene. For the inauguration concert the Concert Grand Steinway&Sons New York 1875 was delivered only for this special day.
The piano has a particular sonority especially for music of Franz Schubert. It was a unique experience to perform these works on this ancient and noble piano... It's like an old old exceptional wine ... that I will never forget. I used 2 Neumanns microphones for the recording.
Thank you in advance for listening!
Recorded on 25 April 2012 without improvements or
Great Hall : Conservatory Hasselt
With special thanks to pianos Maene-Belgium