Montblanc has unveiled the new Donation Johannes Brahms Special Edition fountain pen in tribute to the great virtuoso and classic music composer of the Romantic era.
From his humble origins, Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) rose to worldwide acclaim as a major composer, conductor and concert pianist. While maintaining musical traditions, he was an innovator in melody and harmony, leaving behind an impressive catalogue of works including concertos, symphonies, choral works and chamber music, which remain classical favourites today. His exceptional talent for musical expression and his outstanding contribution to the evolution of composition place Brahms alongside Bach and Beethoven in the great canon of classical musicians.
Just like the Romantic composer, Montblanc always strives for perfection. As a mark of its uncompromising quality and craftsmanship, the iconic Montblanc emblem crowns the writing instrument, while the cap is elegantly engraved with Brahms’ signature.
The overall design of the Special Edition reflects the style of the composer’s music: traditionalist yet pioneering and inventive. The handcrafted Montblanc masterpiece is complemented by details inspired by the fascinating world of classical music to which Brahms dedicated his life. The writing instrument features a cap and barrel made of black precious resin enhanced with platinum-plated fittings. The clip is shaped like a tuning fork and the five lines of a music staff decorating the cap are inspired by excitement of his symphony scores and orchestras prior to a performance.
The Donation Pen has equally been crafted with care to serve a lifetime of personal expression with the handcrafted, rhodium-plated 14 K gold nib, decorated with a dove of peace: the sign of love and peace found on all Donation Pens.
The Donation Johannes Brahms Special Edition fountain pen is available to purchase from Montblanc boutiques as of May 2012 at a retail price of £510.00 including VAT.