When moved to Tasmania’s north-west coast in the late 1980s, he didn’t pack light. The lifelong musician and engineer brought his grand piano with him from Melbourne. But when he couldn’t find a piano tuner, he decided it was time for a career change. For the next 30 years, Mr Tucker has travelled across Tasmania, […]
Steinway Musical Instruments Inc was founded in 1853 in a loft on Manhattan’s lower west side. It is most famous for Steinway & Sons pianos, but today its products include Bach Stradivarius trumpets, Selmer Paris saxophones, C.G. Conn French horns, Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, and Ludwig snare drums. Steinway announced on Monday July 1st that […]
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Celebrating its 160-year anniversary on March 5, Steinway & Sons, the classic piano with a grand sound, has added an incredible visual pop to its design: It partnered with an artist by the name of Lynx to paint abstract art on the keyboard lid, piano lid, music desk and even the case of some of […]
A collection of letters to Steinway & Sons written by Anton Rubinstein, Liszt, Paderewski, Berlioz, Wagner, and some of the other musical (and acoustical) geniuses of the 19th century extolling the virtues of Steinway pianos. http://archive.org/details/portraitsofmusic00stei
Kristian Bezuidenhout performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Mozart Tempest, 2011. Here, he takes us on a tour of the instrument.
An appreciation of style and grace fuels Kris Bezuidenhout’s long-held passion for Mozart, writes Steve Dow. Bezuidenhout will play, as he often does, on fortepianos similar to those Mozart played and composed on. A fortepiano is the early version of a piano, lighter in both construction and sound. But the instrument has been neglected in […]
The sinking of the Titanic is an epic story that has stirred up interest and emotion in countless people over the decades, as well as inspiring literature, music, art and of course, film. While most of us are familiar with the history and events surrounding the Titanic disaster, you may be interested to know the […]