My Kawai 7′ 5″ Concert Grand
The piano has a magnificent tone, and the size allows the lowest octave to really resonate. The ceiling goes up two stories so the sound can really expand.
I spend several hours every day in this room working on my technique and repertoire.
On the piano are the two-volume set of Haydn Piano Sonatas. Haydn was one of Beethoven’s teachers and Beethoven dedicated his first piano sonata to Haydn. I enjoy sight reading all the Haydn Sonatas.
On the coffee table is the two-volume set of Beethoven Sonatas. I play all of them, albeit the late sonatas are not quite up to speed yet. One can work on the Beethoven sonatas for a lifetime and still not really master them.
The bust of Beethoven in the bookcase was made from a plaster life mask. Beethoven’s friends and contemporaries said this bust was his best likeness. Beethoven died just a few years before photography was developed so this is the best we have for what he really looked like.