Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S.
The most prominent piano manufacturer, Steinway & Sons, continues the evolution of this instrument with the introduction of Spirio | r, the world’s finest high-resolution piano system for live performance capture and playback. Today’s most exclusive instrument is an unprecedented revolutionary blend of artistry, craftsmanship and technology. Spirio | r provides artists with powerful new tools of expression, enabling them to access, share and experience performances in high-resolution – enriching connection and intimacy with the beloved Steinway instrument.
The STEINWAY & SONS as a brand truly has no match in its excellence, but with the latest Spirio | r piano model, reaches unimagined creative possibilities – high-resolution soon-to-be-available live performance capture and playback from around the world, as well as synchronized recording of the pianist’s interpretation and playback on the instrument itself. On this piano it is also possible to listen to the historical performances of the greatest artists in a sophisticated high-quality acoustic experience with real movement of the keys.
In 2015, Steinway launched Spirio, a high-resolution piano and masterpiece of engineering that, via an iPad, permits listeners to access a vast library of music, virtually indistinguishable from live performance, including music and video of Steinway Artists, as well as Steinway Immortals including Duke Ellington, Glenn Gould, Arthur Rubinstein, and Art Tatum. Each month, the content library available on the Spirio app expands, automatically updated from the Cloud.
In 2019, Steinway unveiled the latest evolution of the Spirio innovation, the Spirio | r. In addition to providing access to the ever-expanding Spirio library, pianists can now record, edit, playback, search and save their performances in Steinway’s proprietary high-resolution format – Steinway Spirio | r records and delivers the most accurate reproduction of a live performance ever achieved on a Steinway.
Thanks to the vision of Ivan Tasovac, late director of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, a dream of his has been fulfilled for this institution to become the first in the region to own the most exquisite instrument and further establish its position as a leader in innovations.