Grotrian-Steinweg; ca. 1953; CIM-010


Collection of Musical Instruments, Conservatory of Aveiro (Portugal)

About this object

[en] The same model as CIM-009, this piano was produced around thirty years later. Visually, the most notorious difference lies in the simpler design of the music stand, but during this time sound ideals have changed. Moreover, during WWII the Grotrian-Steinweg factory had been destroyed, and it was in newly rebuilte premises that this instrument was made.
This ca. 1953 Grotrian-Steinweg is in fully working conditions. Compared with more recent similar sized grands, it produces a softer, less brilliant, drier sound, allowing a very clear articularion, althogh its dynamic range may seem a bit limited.
[pt] O mesmo modelo que o instrumento CIM-009, este piano foi produzido cerca de trinta anos mais tarde. Visualmente, a diferença mais notória está na simplicidade da estante, mas durante este tempo os ideais sonoros mudaram. Além disso, durante a segunda guerra mundial a fábrica Grotrian-Steinweg tinha sido destruída, e foi em instalações acabadas de reconstruir que este instrumento foi fabricado.
Este Grotrian-Steinweg the c. 1953 está em plenas condições de funcionamento. Comparado com pianos de cauda de tamanho similar construídos mais recentemente, produz um som mais suave, menos brilhante e mais seco, permitindo uma articulação muito clara, embora a sua gama dinâmica seja algo limitada.



Maker Role

maker / construtor

Date Made

ca. 1953

Place Made

Braunschweig (Germany / Alemanha)


Scale: 349 mm.
Longest string: 1283 mm.
Length: 1850 mm.
Width: 1481 mm.
Height (with legs): 994 mm (L); 991 mm (R).
Heigth (box only, at front): 373 mm.
Height (floor to top of natural keys): 733 mm.

Object Type

Grand piano

Object number


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