A short video where I briefly demo the lower, middle, and upper registers of the Bösendorfer 200. Restoration was done by Franco Skilan of Precision Piano Services. Voicing by Ed Whitting.
Still to this day, the Bösendorfer strings are hand wound at the factory. Franco explained that these strings make an important contribution to the extraordinary clarity in the bass register. Where other pianos sound muddy, this one just rings.
The middle and upper registers sound beautiful and glowing. The tones seem to just grow when sustained. That's the secret to the piano's lyricism. The only weakness I hear is in the very top notes of the piano, where the sound is weak and a little tinny compared to the silvery piercing tones of a fine Steinway.