Silbermann Piano Arrives in Ithaca (UPDATE: Demonstration by Malcolm Bilson)

The replica built by Paul McNulty is Malcolm Bilson’s latest acquisition and the earliest piano model at Cornell. The piano is Gottfried Silbermann’s take on Bartolomeo Cristofori’s mechanism. It is double-strung throughout and features hand-operated damper, una corda, and “harpsichord” stops.