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#1867300 - 03/23/12 02:26 PM A most interesting piano . . .  
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At the Frankfurt Musikmesse, I found this really interesting piano.

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A kind of plexiglass lid, but with a more Art Deco style.

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And yes, those are loudspeakers on either side! You can have a whole band playing along with the piano, which also comes out of the speaker.

Now, guess who makes it, and guess who the mystery pianist is in this pix.

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#1867307 - 03/23/12 02:39 PM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Does the piano sound good??


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#1867352 - 03/23/12 04:20 PM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Sure. It's made by a world class maker.


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#1867358 - 03/23/12 04:26 PM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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It looks a little like a jukebox from their 1950's heyday, doesn't it. Well, a bit more elegant.

I wonder if this is what the concert grand needs to turn its fortunes around. Ok, make that 'piano bar grand' instead.


Clef

#1867368 - 03/23/12 04:47 PM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Is the pianist Nikolas by any chance? smile
(not sure I recognise his side view)


Du holde Kunst...
#1867575 - 03/24/12 01:01 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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curra:

Yes it is me... I'm trying to leave a beard... laugh (and gain some more weight as it appears)...

We had a great time with John in the messe yesterday. Spend several hours together, talked pianos, teaching, economy, a little politics. Went to the sheet music level and had a talk with a few people there, gave away plenty of business cards and hopefully I've done some good business there... smile

Sadly I didn't have my camera with me, so I'm not able to add anything to this thread other than this post.

#1867577 - 03/24/12 01:10 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: Nikolas]  
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Originally Posted by Nikolas
Sadly I didn't have my camera with me, so I'm not able to add anything to this thread other than this post.
So no photos of John draped over a piano then I guess...


Du holde Kunst...
#1867605 - 03/24/12 04:12 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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I'll wait another 24 hrs before I spill the beans on the instrument. I'll give you a hint, however. It is a Danish design from 1931 which has now been executed by a top German piano maker. The initials of the designer are PH.


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#1867638 - 03/24/12 07:34 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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very cool


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#1867681 - 03/24/12 10:04 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Cool piano! It's made by Bluthner and designed by Poul Henningsen. Too many clues... made it easy to find!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEMIhFOSgDc

#1868523 - 03/25/12 11:33 PM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: Scott Coletta]  
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Is it a steinway piano?


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#1868612 - 03/26/12 06:59 AM Re: A most interesting piano . . . [Re: Adamlee]  
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Scott correctly identified it. It's a Bluetner Piano.


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