Saturday, 17 November 2012
Weekend Reflections: Bösendorfer blues at Forysths
Weekend Reflections at Forsyths music store on Deansgate. Tim indulges in an impromptu practice for his Grade 5 piano exam. He's playing a Bösendorfer.*
Forsyths is the UK's largest specialist music shop and has been established for over 150 years. It really is a hive of culture and beauty. Step inside and you are a million miles from the fraught hustle and bustle of the consumer madness and hedonism which consumes and distracts the majority of people out on Deansgate.
* The Bösendorfer piano company was established in 1828, when Ignaz Bösendorfer registered his business as a piano maker in Vienna. The imperial city was already considered a centre for musical culture and a traditional city for piano music.