Piano after Gottfried Silbermann, 1749

Thu, 04/01/2021

Copy by Paul McNulty, 2020

On loan from Malcolm Bilson


The replica built by Paul McNulty is Malcolm Bilson’s latest acquisition and the earliest piano model at Cornell. The piano is Gottfried Silbermann’s take on Bartolomeo Cristofori’s mechanism. It is double-strung throughout and features hand-operated damper, una corda, and “harpsichord” stops.

Listen to it here:

Piano after Gottfried Silbermann (1749) by Paul McNulty