Instruments and equipment

The School of Music Keyboard Collection

The ANU Keyboard Institute represents a significant investment and research centre of the School of Music at the Australian National University. Inaugurated in 2005, the ANU Keyboard Institute is an impressive and unique collection of freshly-built copies of historical instruments as well as period instruments, both restored and unrestored.

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Keyboard Institute Highlights

Bechstein Grand Piano

Bechstein

Grand piano

Bechstein
(Berlin)
Date unknown (early-1930s?)
Action invented by Emanuel Moór
(On loan from Larry Sitsky)

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Blüthner

Grand piano

Blüthner
Serial no. 84277
(Leipzig, ca. 1911)
2.6m.

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Carl Rönisch grand piano

Carl Rönisch

Grand piano

Carl Rönisch
(Dresden, 1880)
Serial No. 8461
2.6m

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Erard grand piano

Érard

Grand piano

Érard
Serial no. 42623
(Paris, ca.1866)
2.1m

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Henry Henrion

Square Piano

Henrion 
Upper Rhine (1780)
Square Piano 
1.65m 
5-octave.

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Hornung & Möller

Square Piano

Hornung & Möller
Copenhagen, no. 4454 (1862)
Square Piano 
1.85m 
7-octaves (a-a) 

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J Broadwood & Sons

Grand piano

Broadwood
London, 1875, Serial No. 624
Cottage Grand Piano 
1.83m

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Johann Frenzel

Grand piano

Frenzel 
Linz Austria (1845)
Grand Piano
2.3m
6½-octave 

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John Betts of London

Square Piano

Betts
London (1780)
Square Piano
1.51m
5-octaves

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Mellotron

Mellotron

Keyboard

MELLOTRON
M400 model
Streetly Electronics
Birmingham 1970s-1986

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Muzio Clementi & Co

Square Piano

Clementi
London (1803-1806)
Serial No. 6952
Square Piano
1.71m
5½ -octave

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Paul McNulty

Fortepiano

Paul McNulty

(Divisov, Czech Republic)

2008
Copy of an instrument by Johannes Stein, (1788)

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fortepiano mcnaulty

Paul McNulty

Fortepiano

Paul McNulty
(Divisov, Czech Republic)
2005
Copy after Anton Walter
(Vienna, ca.1796)

 

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fortepiano mcnaulty

Paul McNulty

Fortepiano

Paul McNulty
(Divisov, Czech Republic)
2004
Copy of an instrument by Conrad Graf, opus 318
(Vienna, 1819)

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Pleyel grand piano

Pleyel

Grand piano

Pleyel
Paris (1898)
Serial No. 118627
Grand Piano
1.9m 

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organ Ronald Sharp

Ronald Sharp

Organ

Ronald Sharp
Sydney (1983)

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DOUBLE-MANUAL FRENCH HARPSICHORD

Tokai Gakki Co., Inc.

Harpsichord

DOUBLE-MANUAL FRENCH HARPSICHORD
Tokai Gakki Co., Inc.
Hamamatsu, Japan (1981)

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Harpsichord William Bright

William Bright

Harpsichord

DOUBLE-MANUAL FRENCH HARPSICHORD
William Bright
Barraba, NSW (1985)
 

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Harpsichord Zuckerman Harpsichords International

Zuckerman Harpsichords International

Harpsichord

SINGLE-MANUAL FLEMISH HARPSICHORD
Stonington, Connecticut, USA (early-1990s)

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Zuckerman Harsichords International

Fortepiano

Kit by Zuckerman Harpsichords International
(Stonington, Connecticut, USA)
Based on instruments of Johann Andreas Stein
(Augsburg, mid-1780s)
Constructed by John Norman
(Canberra)
1981

» find out more about the Zuckerman Harsichords International

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer