2023 Articles (#300 – #325)

325. When a Piano Dies (7-Dec-2023)
A Ph.D. student asks “What makes a musical instrument ‘alive’ or ‘dead’?”… (more)

324. The Steinway Noé Limited Edition (27-Nov-2023)
Steinway and Fench designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence collaborate on a new limited edition grand piano…. (more)

323. The PETROF Gemini Upright Pianp — Art and Music (16-Nov-2023)
Steinway and Fench designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence collaborate on a new limited edition grand piano… (more)

322. The Harmony of Nature Piano by Goldfinch (2-Nov-2023)
The Harmony of Nature piano is a unique work of art, inspired by the shape and colour of autumnal leaves… (more)

321. Steinway Celebrates 100 Years of Disney (26-Oct-2023)
To celebrate Disney’s centenary Steinway has created an extraordinary grand piano featuring Mickey Mouse… (more)

320. Will the Loog Piano inspire the younger generation? (2-Oct-2023)
The Loog Piano is a simple low-cost ultra-portable digital piano for beginners of all ages. Funding is through Kickstarter… (more)

319. Major Fire at Bösendorfer Piano Factory (25-Sep-2023)
A major fire broke out at the Bösendorfer piano factory in the Austrian city of Wiener Neustadt on the evening of September 19th… (more)

318. A Guide to Digital Piano Product Ranges (12-Sep-2023)
A look at the product ranges of five major manufacturers: Kawai, Yamaha, Casio, Pearl River, and Roland… (more)

317. Can you design a Musical Instrument (31-Aug-2023)
Calling all budding musical instrument inventors! The 2024 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is calling for submissions… (more)

316. John Lennon and Freddie Mercury Pianos Expected to Sell for Millions (12-Aug-2023)
Sotheby’s is auctioning Freddie Mercury’s Yamaha grand piano. And Alex Cooper Auctioneers is selling a Baldwin concert grand once belonging to John Lennon… (more)

315. Celebrating 200 Years of Chickering Pianos (25-Jul-2023)
A look back at the history of Chickering Pianos… (more)

314. The Elton John Glastonbury Effect (18-Jul-2023)
Sir Elton John’s headline appearance at Glastonbury had a remarkable effect on sales of acoustic and digital pianos in the UK…. (more)

313. How the Steinway Kitchen Piano Started It All (3-Jul-2023)
Steinway’s first piano was built 170 years ago in the founder’s kitchen… (more)

312. The International Stretto Piano Festival (20-Jun-2023)
A Stretto piano is equipped with keys that are narrower than those of a conventional piano… (more)

311. New: Yamaha Piaggero NP-35 and NP-15 Digital Pianos (1-Jun-2023)
Yamaha launches two new digital pianos—the Piaggero NP-15 and Piaggero NP-35… (more)

310. The Storytone Electric Piano (1-Jun-2023)
The Story & Clark Storytone was, arguably, the first commercially available electric piano… (more)

309. The Water Piano (16-May-2023)
The brief was, “to record the sound of a grand piano filled with water!”… (more)

308. New Pianos at NAMM 2023 (25-Apr-2023)
A look at all the new pianos (acoustic, digital and virtual) at NAMM 2023 in California… (more)

307. Historical Musical Instrument Auction — Results and More (26-Mar-2023)
The auction of Prof. Dr. Ewerhart’s collection of musical instruments was the most important such sale since that of the Colt Clavier Collection in 2018.”… (more)

306. Celebrate Piano Day 2023 (20-Mar-2023)
The auction of Prof. Dr. Ewerhart’s collection of musical instruments was the most important such sale since that of the Colt Clavier Collection in 2018.”… (more)

305. Introducing the Rhodes V8 and V8 Pro (10-Mar-2023)
The just-launched Rhodes V8 and Rhodes V8 Pro are the first-ever softwares to officially carry the Rhodes name… (more)

304. A Brief History of Piano Insulators (23-Feb-2023)
A fascintating look at the small bowl-shaped pieces of wood or plastic that sit under the piano’s legs preventing damage to the floor… (more)

303. Important Collection of Historical Musical Instrument for Sale (14-Feb-2023)
An exceptional collection of historical musical instruments is auctioned on 18th March 2023… (more)

302. Liberace’s Piano at The Dorchester (6-Feb-2023)
One of the flamboyant pianist’s mirrored grand pianos is the centrepiece of London’s Dorchester hotel’s new Artists’ Bar(more)

301. Prepared Pianos and IRCAM Prepared Piano 2 (23-Jan-2023)
The piano is possibly the best instrument for experimentation as modifications are relatively easy to make, and the results can be spectacular… (more)

300. New Product | Yamaha S500 Featuring Stream Lights (10-Jan-2023)
The piano is possibly the best instrument for experimentation as modifications are relatively easy to make, and the results can be spectacular… (more)



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