When Two Makes Perfect

‘This is not a Beethoven B flat,” announced the renowned pianist Artur Schnabel. It was 1947, and he was in the basement of the Steinway building in New York, where concert pianists come to choose the instrument they’ll use in … Read

Steinway Model D – Made of Wood, Glue and Metal

The wood that is transformed into a Steinway model D is of several different kinds, each with its own characteristics and purposes. Yellow poplar, which is soft and relatively cheap, is used as the “core wood” of such fiat, tablelike … Read