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Berlioz Photo Album : Piano de Berlioz

We are most grateful to the Musée Hector-Berlioz for granting us permission to reproduce the following photos on this page. The Museum holds the copyright for all of them.

The piano in the pictures is an 1847 Érard piano, which had been purchased by Marie Recio while Berlioz was in London, and was later inherited by her mother Madame Martin, who gave it to Berlioz. The Hector Berlioz  Museum acquired it in 2015 at an auction and subsequently had restored by an Érard piano specialist firm in Amsterdam. It was inaugurated in a ceremony held at the Museum in the presence of M. Jean-Pierre Barbier, President of the Department of Isère on 20 June 2015. 

 

Berlioz piano

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The portrait to the right of Berlioz is that of young Marie Recio. It  is part of a legacy to the Museum by the Reboul family (descendents of Berlioz’s sister Nancy).

 

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The unique serial number assigned to this piano by Maison Érard 

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