Sorry to interrupt - I just want to say that last week for the first time I played on a Fazioli piano. Actually, I played on two Faziolis! The smooth tone, the weight of the keys, the una corda pedal - so gorgeous! I really love Fazioli - now my favorite piano!!
How could such a talented pianist like yourself dare to apologize for interrupting?
Monica, Did you happen to play on the 4 pedal piano? And yes the smooth touch of the keys cannot be beaten, let alone the sound! you must have played at a big venue! Faziolis are quite a price...
yes, I know about the price!
And no - 'my' pianos had only three pedals. I forgot the model number - think they were around 7 1/2 feet. Here is one of them (sorry about my foot - lol)
And here is the other one:
Please tell me - what is a fourth pedal, what does it do? I have never seen that!
Well Monika...The model that I played on was a F308 which was a 10 feet and 2 inches grand piano! Can you imagine the size of that? Thats almost more than 2 feet longer than a Steinway D. A Steinway D is a great instrument...But imagine a piano 2 feet longer than that? Its sound is just unbeatable...And the key action... My god I played Chopin's etude Op 25 no 12 in C minor and I never played it so smooth and fast! Anyway back to the pedal...It has a fourth pedal of the right and what it does it brings the hammers closer to the strings, decreasing the volume while maintaining the normal tone. Its basically like the Sostenuto pedal but it looks you have the original tone while playing softer.