Steingraeber & Sohne E 272

Many pianists have rated the E-272 as one of the most distinctive and outstanding concert grands on the market. It is based on the 1895 model that preceded it.

Description

Many pianists have rated the E-272 as one of the most distinctive and outstanding concert grands on the market. It is based on the 1895 model that preceded it.

When tested in Paris its sound was qualified best for the interpretation of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven and its competences for Contemporary Music were proved.

The E-272 is based on its predecessor, the 1895 model. Many pianists praise it as being one of the most distinctive and outstanding instruments on the market today.

Unique features include its sound-reflecting inner casing, star-shaped/half-timbered braces, and the “unbelievably enjoyable” action (Cyprien Katsaris, pianist). Steingraeber is the only manufacturer to have reduced the surface of the treble soundboard and to have restored its ‘classical relationship’ to short treble strings. Thus, Steingraeber strings have 27% less wood weight to set in motion. Even when softer intonation is called for, the player is rewarded with an immediate, singing resonance.

At the latest test of eleven concert grand pianos from all of the top manufacturers, Le Monde de la Musique (Paris) wrote that “… these days it would be hard to find a better instrument for interpreting Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.” Added to that, when needed, is its percussive ‘register’, perfect for twentieth and twenty-first century music applications. This register distinguishes the E-272 from other excellent grand pianos, which are built largely with late nineteenth-century repertoire in mind.

From the Berlin Philharmonie right through to the National Theatre in Quito, Ecuador, the E-272 can be heard time and again in major concert halls around the world.

  • increased treble sustain

–  small tweeter dimensioning of the treble board

–  backstrings of the treble in triade-overtones

–  capo d’astro bars with strengthening bridges

–  induction-hardened capo d’astro bars

–  treble frame-horn for extra tension in the belly rail

  • sound-reflecting rim, straight form in the rear
  • hardened bridge pins in nickeled iron
  • agrafes hardened by steel pins
  • straight bass bridge for a higher soundboard amplitude
  • perfect touch

–  5 section weighting of the keyboard: 52–48 g (sharps 1 g lighter!)

–  fast-responding keys (20 % more upweight)

–  reliable key tops without aquaplaning

  • frame design without hindering cross-braces for techniques for Contemporary music
  • responding touch by aluminium action rails with wooden fillings

  • sound-reflecting casing wall, straight form in the rear
  • particularly sonorous discant resulting from:
    • precise high-frequency dimension of the treble-range soundboard
    • treble backstrings constructed using ‘Mischklang’ (unified sound) principle
    • sound bridges on the capo d’astro bars
    • induction-hardened capo d’astro bars
    • 2 frame flanges in the treble region for extra tension
  • hardened bridge pins in nickeled iron
  • agrafes hardened by steel pins
  • perfect touch
    • 5-section weighting of the keyboard: 52–48g (sharp notes 1g lighter)
    • fast-responding keys (20% more up-weight)
    • reliable key tops (to avoid ‘aquaplaning’)
  • frame design without front cross struts (for New Music ‘extended techniques’)
  • responding touch by aluminium action rails with wooden fillings

Technical data and features

Technische Daten

E-272

Maximum length

max. Länge Flügel

9’1” / 276 cm

 

Maximum width/height

 

max. Breite/Höhe

62” / 40”

157 / 102 cm

Knee room

Kniefreiheit

25” / 63,5 cm

Net weight

Gewicht netto

ca. 490 kg

Gross weight (cardboard)

Gewicht brutto

ca. 562 kg

 

Sounding space

 

Klingende Resonanzbodenfläche

16.874 cm2

2.616 sq. inch

1st bass string speaking length

Ton 1

2021 mm/79 1/2″

Dual weighting = touch weight naturals/sharps

Spielgewicht: Unter-/ Obertaste

52-48/51-47 g

Counterweight

Aufgewicht

20-25 g

Highly compressed pin block by Canadian maple

Hoch verdichteter Stimmstock, Kanadischer Ahorn

standard

ebony sharps

Obertasten aus Ebenholz

standard

mineral keytops for naturals

Untertasten mineralisch

standard

Comprehensive genuine wood guarantee

Umfassende Echtholzgarantie

standard

Environmentally-friendly processing

Umweltfreundliche Verarbeitung

standard

Humidity-safe glued joints

Tropenfeste Verleimung

standard

Special drying for extremely low humidity

Sondertrocknung (Wüstenklima)

standard

Keyboard lid bracke

Klappenbremse

standard

Sostenuto pedal

Tonhaltepedal (Sostenuto)

standard

concert grand castors, with two brakes

Konzertrollen inkl. 2 Bremsen

standard

extreme light sound projection lid

Extrem leichter Deckel, erhöhte Klangabstrahlung

standard

Adjustable lyre-stays

Einstellbare Lyrastützen

standard

una-corda regulation from outside by a capstan screw

una-corda Regulierung von außen durch Pilote

standard

Key frame adjusting bass screw from underneath

Waagebalken-Stellschraube von unten im Bass

standard

Mozart Rail (touch depth 8-10 mm)

Mozart-Zug (Spieltiefe 8-10 mm)

optional

Sordino (pedal or kneelever)

Sordino-Zug (Pedal oder Kniehebel)

optional

Transducer / adsilent with Steingraeber sound

Transducer / adsilent mit Steingraeber Klang

optional

Carbon fibre soundboard

Kohlefaser Resonanzboden

optional