Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono

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Antonio Agostini
By Antonio Agostini
Tune your ears and your soul
Jun 2016
If you happen to go through Fabriano, have a stop. If you plan to go and see Fabriano, do not procrastinate, just go. If you have never thought about visiting Fabriano but live or stay in the whereabouts, what are you waiting for? Because, apart from the charming medieval centre and some notable art treasures which you can find in this small town (which are worth the visit themselves), here you can find a tiny, peculiar museum that will certainly delight all music lovers (and non-lovers as well). Well, it is not exactly a museum, really; so that, your experience will resemble more a private visit to a personal collection of ancient pianos and harpsichords, discerningly selected, restored and maintained by their owner, Claudio Veneri, a former professor at the Conservatorio in Perugia, a musician, a pianist and the chairman of a small local association for the conservation of ancient pianos and the promotion of the manufacturing of musical instruments according to old competences and techniques. So, prof. Veneri himself will introduce you and your small party (only accompanied visits allowed) to his treasures, going during the one - one and half hour visit through the history and the technical developments of the king of all musical instruments: the piano. And he will give you direct experience of how the tune of an ancient instrument may sound different from what we are accustomed to listen to today. Yes, for this is, if I am not wrong, the only museum in the world, in which your guide will play piano for you, giving you the unforgettable privilege of assisting to a short personal performance and giving you a very good example of what a private music party in some aristocratic mansion at Mozart’s times would have been like. Do not miss it: there is nothing like that, no matter how far you travel. Ticket price: 6 Euros. Open on Saturdays only (you better make a phone call to check opening times). Might be closed occasionally for maintenance (periodical tuning of the instruments). No cameras, video and phones allowed (fortunately…).

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Antonio Agostini
Ancona, Italy16 contributions
Tune your ears and your soul
Jun 2016 • Couples
If you happen to go through Fabriano, have a stop. If you plan to go and see Fabriano, do not procrastinate, just go. If you have never thought about visiting Fabriano but live or stay in the whereabouts, what are you waiting for? Because, apart from the charming medieval centre and some notable art treasures which you can find in this small town (which are worth the visit themselves), here you can find a tiny, peculiar museum that will certainly delight all music lovers (and non-lovers as well).

Well, it is not exactly a museum, really; so that, your experience will resemble more a private visit to a personal collection of ancient pianos and harpsichords, discerningly selected, restored and maintained by their owner, Claudio Veneri, a former professor at the Conservatorio in Perugia, a musician, a pianist and the chairman of a small local association for the conservation of ancient pianos and the promotion of the manufacturing of musical instruments according to old competences and techniques.

So, prof. Veneri himself will introduce you and your small party (only accompanied visits allowed) to his treasures, going during the one - one and half hour visit through the history and the technical developments of the king of all musical instruments: the piano. And he will give you direct experience of how the tune of an ancient instrument may sound different from what we are accustomed to listen to today. Yes, for this is, if I am not wrong, the only museum in the world, in which your guide will play piano for you, giving you the unforgettable privilege of assisting to a short personal performance and giving you a very good example of what a private music party in some aristocratic mansion at Mozart’s times would have been like. Do not miss it: there is nothing like that, no matter how far you travel.

Ticket price: 6 Euros. Open on Saturdays only (you better make a phone call to check opening times). Might be closed occasionally for maintenance (periodical tuning of the instruments). No cameras, video and phones allowed (fortunately…).
Written June 6, 2016
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Beatrice B
London, UK4 contributions
Delightful journey into the history of sound in Fabriano
Jun 2016 • Solo
I strongly recommend the visit to the Museo del Pianforte Storico e del Suono of Fabriano. As you are guided through the history of the evolution of pianos from the end of the18th to the beginning of the 20th century by listening to music played live by a talented musician, you feel you're traveling back in time.
I enjoyed listening to Beethoven played on a strong grand piano, Johann Schanz of the early 19th century while learning about the secrets of the mechanics of the piano. Enjoy the experience and let the journey begin!
Written June 4, 2016
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travelsitaly
Kansas3,912 contributions
Liked the music
Apr 2016 • Couples
Tour was only in Italian. The was a summarization pamphlet in English but I did not have time to read it before the tour and they took it back at the end.
Written May 18, 2016
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Giuliana M
Rome, Italy15 contributions
amazing
Jul 2014 • Couples
An unusual museum, very interesting explanation about pianoforte history.
Collection of old pianos.
The guide was also a musician and after each explanation played nicely.
Written July 30, 2014
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Un grazie veramente di cuore da Accademia dei Musici. Siamo felici che abbiate apprezzato il nostro Museo e goduto della Musica immortale!
Written April 21, 2015
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jad4732
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions
A must see for music lovers!
Jan 2014 • Friends
A wonderful museum and guided tour, with some of the restored instruments played to hear the differences as they developed through the years. We were very fortunate to have the owner show us through, and his enthusiasm and knowledge were infectious. A must see if you are in Fabriano. We will certainly visit again.
Written July 9, 2014
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Un grazie veramente di cuore da Accademia dei Musici. Siamo felici che abbiate apprezzato il nostro Museo e goduto della Musica immortale!
Written April 21, 2015
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Geoff P
Poggio San Marcello17 contributions
Wow, what a find!!!!
Sep 2013 • Friends
The Museo del Pianoforte is an absolutely amazing find. Music lovers will be enthralled by this presentation of the development of the piano. Guided tours take 50 minutes and include the playing of melodies by among others Brahms, Listz and Bach by your pianist guide.
The setting of the museum exhibits is most unusual and attractive, creating a wonderful atmosphere as the piano's are revealed and their development explained.
This little known jewel deserves to be made more widely known to visitors to and residents of this part of Italy. Words cannot adequately describe the impact that two visits have had on my friends and I. The enthusiasm and clarity of the explanation given by your guide are infectious and reflect the love and determination of those who created this museo, for their subject.
Written September 11, 2013
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Thank you very much for the love you always show us! See you soon!! Il Coordinatore di Accademia dei Musici Dott.ssa Simona Salvatori
Written June 28, 2014
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