The Italian composer, conductor and pianist Ferruccio Busoni meticulously transcribes the famous organ works of J.S. Bach.
He soon realises that he requires additional bass notes in order to do Bach`s masterpieces and the immersive sound of 16 to 32 feet bass pipes found in an organ justice.
Ludwig Bosendorfer is ready to take on the challenge and builds the first prototype having full 8 octaves in tonal range. Not only Busoni starts to appreciate the exceptional qualities of the u201a later coined u201a Imperial Concert Grand: Bartok, Debussy and Ravel compose further works to exploit the tremendous resonance of this very instrument. These oeuvres can only played and interpreted as they were meant to on this Concert Grand.
Evoking an extraordinary sound u201a sonorous and rich in expression and resonance u201a the timbre of the Imperial Grand seems to be orchestral. The additional deeper bass notes resonate with every key you strike and the massive soundboard supports the projection of any frequency. Ludwig Bosendorfer`s Imperial still to this day represents the precious heritage of the Bosendorfer piano manufactory. Impressive in sound, imposing in appearance.