This is the remarkable story of Steinway & Sons, builders of premium pianos in America for the past century. The large and talented family of German immigrants founded their workshop in 1853 and had assumed a prominent role in the social, political, and cultural life of New York by the latter half of the nineteenth century. The craftsmanship and technical innovation practiced in the Steinway factory set the standards for the modern piano and brought phenomenal acclaim for their instruments. Great business acumen characterized the Steinway management from the beginning and extended through four generations of the family. The mutual success of famous pianists in promoting the Steinway piano and of Steinway & Sons in promoting artists brought Anton Rubinstein, Ignace Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, and many others to concert halls across America. Steinway Artists dominated musical performance in America from the turn of the century. To accommodate the popular taste for instruments in elaborate cases, Steinway & Sons established an art department, originally headed by a member of the Tiffany family. Colour photographs and watercolor sketches record many of the most flamboyant pianos commissioned by customers in historic furniture styles that range form tasteful to bizarre. This lavishly illustrated volume is the complete history or the Steinway piano and the only one authorized by the firm. It is a fascinating document of an important cultural artifact and a beautiful record of craftsmanship.
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Descrizione libro Chronicle Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0811833895 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0484509
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Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The exquisite pianos produced by Steinway & Sons are revered by musicians, music lovers, and collectors around the world. Publishing to coincide with the firms 150th anniversary, this beautiful new edition celebrates the history of the family and the instruments it creates with fully updated text and a striking new cover. Interweaving the stories of the pianos, their creation, and the music they inspire with more than 200 photos, designs, sketches, and paintings, Steinway pays elegant tribute to these incomparable instruments. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0811833895
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0811833895
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110811833895