In Tune

Home-grown articles from the depths of pianoland.
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The famous chair of pianist Glenn Gould.

Through sheets of rain, faint percussive sounds echo from the right. Though anxious, she follows the sound. She walks at a quick pace while the scenery passes slowly.

Brodmann pianoforte with bench, c. 1815, in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

It was within this historical setting that Joseph Brodmann emerged; and as fate would have it, he would advance the instrument.

Partial view of a Pearl River grand piano, awarded for excellence in 2015 & 2016.

Established in 1956, The Pearl River Group set up shop in the city of Guangzhou (pronounced KWAN JOE) and was named after the river on which it sits.

Ritmüller advertisement showcasing their Premium line of grand pianos.

For a company known to be one of the first manufacturers of pianos in Göttingen, Germany, there is a dearth of public records regarding its lineage.

Composite of George Steck Piano Company with the logo, Wagner playing the piano, and their gold medals.

During this time, Steck harnessed every opportunity to study piano manufacturing; his natural talents were well disposed to the instrument, showing an early mechanical genius and expert scale draftsmanship.

Black keys of the Pianola player piano.

The self-playing piano was born in the 19th century workshop of Edwin Scott Votey before being placed into production by the Aeolian Company three years later in 1898.

Three grand pianos converging with open lids.

So often we hear this question take on a familiar form, with little variation: What is the best piano to buy?

Girl enjoying applause from her piano performance at HPC Grand Recital Hall.

Performing in public for the first time is like navigating unchartered waters: one never knows where it may lead them.

Two woman assembling parts of a piano keyboard.

A piano is not so much constructed as it is created—each being a superb work of art in its own right.

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