2008-2009 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book: Buying & by Larry Fine

By Larry Fine

Offering checklist costs for greater than 2,500 at present made piano manufacturers and types, in addition to suggestion on tips on how to estimate real road costs to assist negotiate the bottom attainable cost, this annual supplement to The Piano publication deals the data essential to differentiate among a lot and very much while purchasing a piano. somebody out there for a brand new or used piano—including academics, technicians, scholars, and aficionados—can make a extra knowledgeable buy utilizing this definitive and singular consultant. thoroughly up-to-date details on piano brands, device versions, costs, and present traits and stipulations within the piano industry is additionally incorporated.

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Ca Pianos made by: Julius Blüthner Pianofortefabrik GmbH, Leipzig, Germany Blüthner has been making pianos of the highest quality in Leipzig, in the eastern part of Germany, since 1853 and, though nationalized in 1972, has remained under the management of the Blüthner family to this day. Until 1900, Blüthner was Europe’s largest piano factory. During World War II, the factory was bombed, but after the war the East German government allowed the Blüthner family and workers to rebuild it because the Blüthner piano was considered a national treasure (and because the Soviet Union needed quality pianos).

S. The company also makes pianos or components under contract for several other manufacturers and distributors. The Hailun factory has over 400,000 square feet of production capacity and 800 employees. S. market. Additionally, a new cabinet factory is now complete and will begin production in 2008. Since 2001, the company has invested heavily in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment and has hired an impressive group of experts from Japan, Europe, and the United States to help it reach the highest quality standards.

Now even the most famous piano makers of Western Europe are recognizing his accomplishment, and artists throughout the world are using the instruments successfully on the concert stage and elsewhere. As a youth, Fazioli studied music and engineering, receiving advanced degrees in both subjects. He briefly attempted to make a living as a concert pianist, but instead joined his family’s furniture company, rising to the position of factory manager in the Rome, Sacile, and Turin factories. But his creative ambitions, combined with his personal search for the perfect piano, finally led him to conclude that he needed to build his own piano.

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