Staffmember Susan Yard Monroe Plays the Forte Piano
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata played on the Hyde Hall Forte Piano.
Created in Albany between 1830 and 1832, the Osborne & King forte piano is
now playable again thanks to a grant from Douglas Kent. Several new bronze strings
ordered from London replaced ones that had broken, and with a fresh tuning
the piano sounds remarkably well and resonant in the environs of the Drawing Room.