Old Swedish Upright Piano

A Baumgardt upright piano which narrowly escaped a flood....

The story

A number of years ago, my father-in-law, recently widowed, bought an apartment in Stockholm. In it was a Baumgardt upright piano, a fairly obscure Swedish make, but an incredibly rich and resonant instrument. While he was out I sampled the piano, just using a Zoom recorder to capture each key.

I was so glad that I recorded the piano because about a year later the flat was largely destroyed due to flood damage. Amazingly the piano seems to have survived, but I felt relieved I had a ‘backup’ of it just in case.


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  • Very noisy right from the beginning

    The samples on this one need a lot of work because with just one press of a key you will immediately hear a lot of noise, and please don't call this a lo-fi instrument because of that. There are also no dynamics at all, so keep that in mind as well. The GUI is alright, and the included reverb sounds good.

    Alex Raptakis21 October 2021