Come in and try your dream piano today! Bluthner modified a grand piano reduced the weight for use on the Hindenburg airship. We are inclined to include a special group of in this compilation because of their popularity and acclaim by professional artists. The Bechstein company continued operations under the management of his sons. Production reached 3700 pianos annually in 1900, and 4600 in 1910, making Bechstein the largest German manufacturer of high-end. Lesser expensive lines have been manufactured in the Czech Republic W. Artists like Herbie Hancock, and professional classicists who are most familiar with , describe them as sources of inspiration with a wide color palette and dynamic range.
Bechstein has a silent-piano option, called Vario, that can be built into any of its instruments. The Bechstein concert grand at London's , over a century old and much sought-after for its sound, became one of the most frequently recorded instruments in rock history. Bechstein was not the only musical concern to be affected by growing anti-German sentiment: there were earlier attempts, led by , to boycott German music altogether. I always wanted to have a great piano, finally I met mine. The pianos are built of superb materials, and are favorably priced compared to some of their competitors. This ensures we can look after your Bechstein piano at a high standard over years to come. All brands and instruments made by C.
Some of these patents created a stronger frame, a richer sound, and a more sensitive action. Considered by many to be producing the best grand pianos of all times, offers a flawless reputation for performance quality, reliability, and a vast choice in customization elements. Bechstein also sells the Zimmermann brand, designed by Bechstein and manufactured at the Hailun factory, in Ningbo, China. Steinway company has done an incredible job over the past decades signing up pianists to their roster. In 1963 the American company, Baldwin Piano, purchased the controlling stock and the remainder of the shares in 1974.
Having no prior experience with paino, Riley took the time to understand what I needed, explain all different options and recommended a piano that best fit our need for the next few years. This page or section lists people with the surname Bechstein. Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, transferable to future owners within warranty period. I have visited many piano factories throughout the world, but to visit the C. Bechstein now manufactures its own hammers for use in all C. Bechstein advertisement poster Eventually the Bechstein factory resumed full-scale production during the 1920s.
Bechstein piano factory was founded on 1 October 1853 by Carl Bechstein in ,. At that time, Bechstein was patronized by the tsars of Russia, the royal families of Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Denmark, and other royalty and aristocracy. In the company spent £100,000 to build. In 1963 it was acquired by Baldwin, and in 1986 Baldwin sold it to Karl Schulze, a leading West German piano retailer and master piano technician, who undertook a complete technical and financial reorganization of the company. By January 1886 they were among the piano manufacturers holding a as a supplier to the Queen.
Polish pianist famous thanks to the movie used a Bechstein piano until 1941 in his family private apartments in. When one thinks of luxury grand pianos, European brand names usually jump to mind. Her dilemma was that the great old Steinways were in need of restoration but the shops that were restoring pianos at the time were producing only mediocre quality instruments. From 1844 to 1848 he worked in for a local piano maker, then moved to Berlin and worked at Klavierfabrik Perau in Behrenstraße 56. When these instruments arrive after shipment from Italy, they do not have to be tuned by a dealer before delivery. However, the new economic situation in the post-war world was hard for the piano business.
Bechstein specialists An introduction by James Foulds. . His first pianos were made for other companies. By 2006, the company opened eight upscale showrooms and increased the number of Bechstein dealerships in major cities across Europe, North America and Asia. That being said, when a dealer has properly done his work, Steinway pianos can be absolutely excellent. Carl Bechstein died in 1900 and his sons Johann, Carl and Edwin took over the management of the company. Pianos with these names are currently being sold in Europe, but only W.
When of listed his Bechstein piano for auction, he named Bob Dylan as one of the musicians who had played the piano. They have the most knowledgeable people working here. There are a few piano builders who handcraft extraordinary instruments — grand pianos so well made that they have surpassed all others in performance and virtuosity. In 1857, Liszt's son-in-law gave the first public performance on a Bechstein grand piano by performing Liszt's in Berlin. Currently it consists of grands and verticals in three series. To make an offer on this instrument, please submit your information in the requested fields below. Until the , the company was making fewer pianos, although the quality of craftsmanship remained high.