Erard, back to basics!

3 February 2021

Our Erard Piano, Erard room

It is with great emotion that our team installed our Erard de concert 2.50 m from 1875 in the magnificent Erard salon in Paris, where it was born 145 years ago!

Arrival of the piano in the room on its transport sled and its reinforced protective cover.

Installation of microphones and projectors…

Preparation of the piano and tuning before the arrival of the musicians.

Recording of a program of French music: Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint Saens and César Franck(1) by Saskia Lethiec (violin) and Jérôme Granjon (piano).

Shooting a video clip.

This concert Erard has been completely restored in our workshop.

A little history :

The Érard room is a music room located in Paris, 13 rue du Mail.

It is part of the mansion that belonged from the 18th century to the family of Érard piano, harp and harpsichord makers. A first rather small room, suitable for chamber music, existed during the first half of the 19th century. A new hall was built in the late 1850s and refurbished in 1877.

Small in size, but well insulated from the noise of the city, benefiting from good acoustics, it is more particularly suited to chamber music.

Today, only the living room sees the organization of concerts, the volumes of the room itself having been converted. Nevertheless, this place remains popular for its past steeped in musical and artisanal history.

(1) César Franck was a resident of the Erard room where he created “Chasseur maudit” in 1883.

Renaud Machart on France Musique dedicated 4 programs to the Salle Erard.
The Erard Paris room 1/4
The Erard Paris room 2/4
The Erard Paris room 3/4
The Erard Paris room 4/4

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