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Gustav Mahler Silhouettes by Dr. Otto Böhler, c. 1900.

The following compositions have been recognized, in one way or another, as being some of the most extreme examples of classical music.

'Young Girls at the Piano.',painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1892, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

It is said that to have a mastery of anything, one must put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. Whether you have a natural talent or dogged determination, the playing field is even if you...

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.

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