Recordings on period instruments:
(recorded on an Erard
"grand piano de concert"
dating from 1844)
CD 97 09 829
(recorded on a Pleyel dating from 1836)
(recorded on an 1866 Herz)
|Ignaz Moscheles himself possessed an Erard "grand piano de concert". His wife noted:
"Although Moscheles put his advance primarily down to his own progress, it was certainly influenced to no small degree by the improvements in the pianofortes from Erard."
|The pianist Friedrich Kalkbrenner was a partner in the Pleyel piano manufacturing company founded in 1807.||Dreyschock's fame as a 19th century pianist could perhaps best be compared with that of Horowitz almost 100 years later. His faultless piano technique was legendary and he vied with Liszt as one of the most important, most celebrated, and manually most gifted piano virtuosos of his day.|