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New & Used Pianos:
The Instruments & Their Makers
Here at Houston Piano Company, we have a broad inventory of makes
and models—from uprights to grands as well as digital pianos
Begin your side-by-side comparisons below, then drop by our store to complete the tour.

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– Quote: Dolge, Alfred.  Pianos and Their Makers: A Comprehensive History of the Development of the Piano from the Monochord to the Concert Grand Player Piano, Volume 1.  Covina: Covina Publishing Company, 1911: pg. 348.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Nov.. 2015.
– Video: McKinney, Dan.  "Sampling My Baldwin Piano."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 20 Feb. 2014.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Baldwin.  "The Baldwin Legacy."  Baldwin Piano.  Baldwin, n.d.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Scripophily.  "Baldwin Piano Company."  Scripophilly.Net.  Scripophily, n.d.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Syracuse University Libraries.  "D.H. Baldwin Company Records."  Library.Syr.Edu.  Syracuse University Libraries, n.d.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Fine, Larry.  "Baldwin."  PianoBuyer.  Brookside Press LLC, Spring 2012.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Adams, Cynthia, et al.  "Baldwin."  OxfordMusicOnline.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 18 Nov.. 2015.
 
– Quote: Nohl, Ludwig, ed., amd Lady Wallace, tra.  Letters of Distinguished Musicians: Gluck, Haydn, P.E. Bach, Weber, Mendelssohn.  London: Longmans, Green , and Co., 1867: pg. 274.  Archive.  Internet Archive, 6 March 2007.  Web.  28 March 2015.
– Video: Hill, Brad.  "Chopin: Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 30 No. 2 (Brad Hill)."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 27 Sept. 2014.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Schott, Howard, and Michael Latcham.  "Brodman, Joseph Johann."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  15 Nov. 2015.
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 15 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: Rhodes, Lucien.  "Piano Man."  Inc.  Mansueto Ventures LLC, 1 Jan. 1987.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.

Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano.  Second Edition.  New York: Routledge, 2003.  Google Books.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
  • Keene, Cindy Atoji.  "Former Piano Maker Lands a Sweeter Gig."  Boston.  NY Times Co., 8 Feb. 2009.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
  • Harris, William.  "Falcone: The Handmade American Piano."  Community.Middlebury.Edu.  Middlebury College, n.d.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: Dolge, Alfred.  Pianos and Their Makers: A Comprehensive History of the Development of the Piano from the Monochord to the Concert Grand Player Piano, Volume 1.  Covina: Covina Publishing Company, 1911: pg. 318.  Google Books.  Web. 15 Sept. 2015.
– Video: bartolomochristofari.  "Igor Stravinsky Plays His Piano Sonata in a 1925 Duo-Art Recording on a 1920 George Steck Grand Piano."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 2 Sept. 2009.  Web.  16 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Spillane, Daniel.  History of the American Pianoforte: Its Technical Development, and the Trade.  New York: D. Spillane, 1890.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Aug. 2015.
 
– Quote: Bluebook of Pianos.  "Cable, Hobart M."  Bluebook of Pianos.  Bluebook of Pianos, n.d.  Web.  15 Nov. 2015.
– Video: Mills, Colin.  "The Happy Wanderer on a Glass Fronted Hobart M. Cable."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 28 Aug. 2015.  Web.  15 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Dolge, Alfred.  Pianos and Their Makers Development of the Piano Industry in America Since Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1896.  Volume Two.  Covina: Covina Publishing Company, 1913.  Google Books.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
  • "Machine for Shaping Ribs on Piano Sounding-Boards."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  15 Nov. 2015.
  • "Piano-Action."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  15 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: Fine, Larry.  "Kawai."  PianoBuyer.  Brookside Press LLC, Spring 2013: pg. 178.  Web.  19 Nov. 2015.

Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 19 Nov. 2015.
  • Kawai.  "Legacy."  Kawai-Global.  Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd., n.d.  Web.  19 Nov. 2015.
  • Shigeru Kawai.  "Brand Book."  Kawaifr.  Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd., n.d.  Web.  19 Nov. 2015.
  • Ehrlich, Cyril, and Edwin M. Good.  "Kawai."  OxfordMusicOnline.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  19 Nov. 2015.
  • "Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd. – Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd."  ReferenceForBusiness.  Advameg, Inc., n.d.  Web.  19 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: La Mara, ed., and Constance Bache, tra.  Letters of Franz Liszt Vol. II From Rome to the End.  New York:  Haskell House Publsihers Ltd., 1894: pg. 437.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015. 
– Quote: Gellerman, Robert F.  The American Reed Organ and the Harmonium.  Vestal: Vestal Press, Ltd., 1996: pg. 58.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015
– Video: Pianojanna.  "The Mason & Hamlin Story – Part 1."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 4 March 2007.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.   Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • "E. Hamlin Reed Musical Instrument."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • "Improvement in Cabinet-Organs."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Bush, Douglas Earl, and Richard Kassel, eds.  The Organ: An Encyclopedia.  New York and London: Routledge, 2006.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Nov. 2015.
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 18 Nov. 2015.
 
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– Quote: PearlRiverUSA.  "Giovanni Marradi Talks About Pearl River."  YouTube.  YouTube, 10 Sept. 2015.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
– Video: PearlRiverUSA.  "Tara Shankar Playing Bach Aria and Variation 1 from Goldberg."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 25 May 2013.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Flannery, Russell.  "Piano Man."  Forbes.  Forbes.com LLC, 13 May 2002.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
  • Fine, Larry.  "Pearl River."  PianoBuyer.  Brookside Press LLC., Spring 2014.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
  • Ye, Sun.  "Piano Man Always in Tune."  USA.ChinaDaily.  China Daily Information Co., 9 Oct. 2013.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: Everything Explained.  "Perzina Explained."  Everything.Explained.Today.  Explained, n.d.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
– Video: Wolfs, Niels.  "Perzina Vleugelpiano 2005."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 16 July 2015.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Fine, Larry.  "Perzian, GEBR."  PianoBuyer.  Brookside Press LLC., Fall 2012.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
  • Perzina GEBR.  "Welcome to the house of Perzina Pianos."  LaguiadelPiano.  Perzina, n.d.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
  • Dolge, Alfred.  Pianos and Their Makers: A Comprehensive History of the Development of the Piano from the Monochord to the Concert Grand Player Piano, Volume 1.  Covina: Covina Publishing Company, 1911.  Google Books.  Web. 15 Sept. 2015.
 
– Quote: Carrodus, John Tiplady, et al.  The Strad. Volume 5.  London: Lavendar Publications, 1895: pg. 367.  Google Books.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
– Video: domokun.  "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Piano Solo) – Disney’s Cinderella."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 6 July 2014.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Pauer, Earnest.  A Dictionary of Pianists and Composers for the Pianoforte: With an Appendix of Manufacturers of the Instrument.  London & New York: Novello, Ewre and Co., 1895.  Google Books.  Web.  20 Nov. 2015.
  • Dolge, Alfred.  Pianos and Their Makers: A Comprehensive History of the Development of the Piano from the Monochord to the Concert Grand Player Piano, Volume 1.  Covina: Covina Publishing Company, 1911.  Google Books.  Web. 15 Sept. 2015.
 
– Quote: Hoover, Cynthia Adams.  "The Steinways and Their Pianos in the Nineteenth Century."  Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.  Vol. VII, 1981” pg. 57.  AmericanHistory.  Web.  21 Nov. 2015.
– Video: Steinway & Sons.  "The Making of Steinway Model B Grand Piano."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 15 Sept. 2015.  Web. 27 Feb. 2016.  Standard YouTube License.

Additional References:
  • Barron, James.  Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand.  New York: Times Books Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2006.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Nov 2015.
  • Ratcliffe, Ronald, and Stuart Isacoff.  Steinway.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC, 1989.  Google Books.  Web. 21 Nov. 2015.
  • Hoover, Cynthia Adams, and Edwin Good, eds.  "William Steinway Diary Project."  American History.  Smithsonian National Museum of American History, n.d.  Web.  21 Nov. 2015.
  • "Over-Stringing of Grand Piano."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  21 Nov. 2015. 
  • "Improvement in Grand Piano-Forte Actions."  Google Patents.  IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  21 Nov. 2015.
 
– Quote: "Torakusu Yamaha."  EntrepreneurWiki.  EntrepreneurWiki, n.d.  Web.  23 Nov. 2015.
– Quote: IBID.

Additional References:
  • Davies, Hugh, et al.  "Yamaha."  OxfordMusicOnline.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web. 23 Nov. 2015.
  • Fine, Larry.  "Yamaha."  PianoBuyer.  Brookside Press LLC., Spring 2014.  Web.  23 Nov. 2015.
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
  • Braun, Hans-Joachin, ed.  Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century.  Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.  Google Books.  Web.  23 Nov. 2015.

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