2021 Articles (#235 — )

263. The Rhodes Piano is Back! (29-Oct-2021)
The legendary Rhodes electric piano, often referred to as the Fender Rhodes, is reincarnated in the form of the Rhodes MK8… (more)

262. Le Silex (19-Oct-2021)
Goldfinch unveils a fabulous new piano — Le Silex. And we also examine another Silex piano from the 1860s… (more)

261. Fazioli Celebrates 40th Anniversary (13-Oct-2021)
Fazioli, the Italian maker of premium grand pianos, is celebrating its 40th year. And a splendid new book marks the event… (more)

260. 200th Anniversary of Erard’s Action (5-Oct-2021)
In 1821 Sébastien Érard patented a new piano action – the “double escapement”. Its importance cannot be overstated… (more)

259. The Leeds Piano Trail 2021 (14-Sep-2021)
Unwanted pianos turned into remarkable sculptures and dotted around Leeds (UK)… (more)

258. Piano Colors — a musical paintbox (10-Sep-2021)
An extraordinary new library of grand piano sounds combined with enhanced modulation and processing capabilities… (more)

257. The Cloud Fazioli (20-Aug-2021)
The latest spectacular architect-designed piano from Fazioli… (more)

256. Book | The Steinway Hunter (12-Aug-2021)
Robert Friedman tells of his life buying, restoring, and selling Steinway pianos… (more)

255. Exceptional Collection of Rare Pianos to be Auctioned (27-Jul-2021)
UK auction house Dreweatts auctions the David Winston Piano Collection… (more)

 

254. The Piano Bench — A New Look (16-Jul-2021)
A look at the history of piano benches and stools and at the beautiful new range of Kaunus designer benches… (more)

253. New Product: Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano (8-Jul-2021)
Casio unveils the Privia PX-S1100, which replaces its award-winning PX-S1000 digital piano… (more)

252. Sampleson Launches Reed106 Virtual Piano (2-Jul-2021)
Sampleson release “the first ever-changing modelled electric piano”… (more)

251. A Yamaha Elton John Signature Red Piano Sells for $150,000 (15-Jun-2021)
An Elton John Limited Edition Signature Red piano has just sold at auction for a surprisingly large sum… (more)

250. Two New Upright Pianos from C. Bechstein (8-Jun-2021)
C. Bechstein and its subsidiary W.Hoffmann introduce two interesting new small upright pianos… (more)

249. Two New Bösendorfer Grand Pianos (22-May-2021)
Bösendorfer unveils two new grand pianos — the Concert Grand 230VC and the Camellia Grand… (more)

248. Le PianO Du Lac and Le PianO des Mers (18-May-2021)
The 2021 series of floating piano events starts in June. And a dazzling new crowdfunded pianoboat “Le PianO des Mers” will star… (more)

247. “Jeff Raleigh’s Piano Solo” by Norman Rockwell (7-May-2021)
Christie’s is selling another important Norman Rockwell painting featuring a piano. Its estimated sale price is $1.2million – $1.8million… (more)

246. Petrof 284 Mistral Grand Piano Modelled (30-Apr-2021)
Modartt, the French-based software developer, has just released a physically modelled virtual PETROF 284 Mistral… (more)

245. Wrapping a Steinway, and the Pops Collection (13-Apr-2021)
Pianos don’t have to be black (or even brown). With so much doom and gloom around, why not brighten things up?… (more)

244. New Product: Nord Piano 5 (9-Apr-2021)
Swedish musical instrument manufacturer Clavia DMI AB has just released the latest version of its excellent Piano series… (more)

243. The Electromagnetic Piano (29-Mar-2021)
The Electromagnetic Piano is a modular attachment to a grand piano. And it has just won third prize in the prestigious Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2021… (more)

242. Piano Day 2021 — March 29th (22-Mar-2021)
Every year one day is set aside to celebrate the “king of musical instruments”. The chosen day is always the 88th of the year… (more)

241. New Product: Synchron Bösendorfer 280VC (8-Mar-2021)
The Vienna Symphonic Library team has just added the Bösendorfer 280VC to its Synchron Series of sample libraries… (more)

240. New Product: Steinway Skyline Special Collection (22-Feb-2021)
Steinway and Sons (New York) has announced Skyline, the latest addition to their Special Collection range of grand pianos… (more)

239. In Search of the King of Instruments (15-Feb-2021)
Romain Thiery’s latest art book documents forgotten and distressed pianos in castles and country houses across Europe… (more)

238. Keys: Lipped, Waterfalls and Diving Boards (4-Feb-2021)
There are various key profiles. What is the difference and more importantly, why is there a difference?… (more)

237. The Best Ever TV Ad to Feature a Piano? (27-Jan-2021)
The brilliant new “feel-good” ad for JET (a UK fuel/filling station brand) has taken the “piano-in-ad” genre to a whole new level… (more)

236. New Pianos Announced this January (2021) (19-Jan-2021)
A virtual exhibition entitled NAMM: Believe in Music has been created as an online alternative to the traditional music show… (more)

235. New Products: Roland FP-X Series (12-Jan-2021)
Roland has unveiled the latest incarnations of its long-running FP Series of portable digital pianos… (more)