Originally posted by Piano World:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
[b] That is hilarious!
schwammerl: I didn't see the earlier post!
P.S. Speaking of places to have a piano party, didn't anybody else see the newspaper article in the Boston Globe about the guy who has something like 20 pianos in his house. He lives somewhere near Boston Massachusetts as I recall. I was thinking if we can't pursuade him to host a party, we could just tie him up and invade his house.
I'm only kidding, honest!
We HAVE to find out who/where.
Can you imagine a forums party with 20 pianos? Yikes!! [/b]
Hi, Frank: This was in the Boston Globe about a year ago. I saved the article, was afraid I might not be able to find it, but TA-DA - I did!
Sep 22, 2005 (OH MY GOD IT WAS THAT LONG AGO?)
PIANO MAN: HE WANTED A STEINWAY GRAND, NOW HIS COLLECTIONS FILLS THREE FLOORS.
It's about a guy named Richard Marcus who lives (lived?) in Dorchester, MA. At the time the article was printed, he had 13 pianos in his house and the article states "he shows no signs of stopping" (buying pianos!)
Are they playable? I recall they are. But I'm sifting through the article again right now. Let me see what it says... I have to turn to Page H4.
"Over the past three years, he has hosted a small series of concerts at his home, which have featured acquaintances."
There are some photos of some of the pianos:
1906 Erard Grand/rosewood
ca. 1817 Clementi & Co square piano/mahogany
1906 Chickering & Co grand/mahogany
ca. 1890 Steinway & Sons grand/oak
1947 Baldwin grand/ebonized wood
"In hosting the concerts, Marcus hopes to foster a communcal tradition similar to the salons of 19th'century Europe...."
What a Great House!!!
I thought for sure someone would see this article and post here, but I guess no one did, and then I forgot about it.