Here is an article from 1980 that describes a very different time.
The piano world
Maria Schneider is one of my musical heroes. She composes for Jazz Orchestra and has brought a welcome new approach to a venerable musical style. This post is related to piano work, but you’ll have to read it all to figure out what the connection is. First, what is a jazz orchestra? If you’re of […]
This should help you understand the concept and reality of aftertouch.
I actually forgot where I came across this wonderful piece of international marketing. I’ve been carrying it around in its own ph balanced box for years. There are a number of things that make this piece unique and powerful. First is the format. It’s rather large, multipage printed on a wonderful, thick paper. But the […]
A wippen is the heart and soul of the grand piano action. With some aspects of piano design and construction there is a wealth of variety but not so much anymore with the wippen. The top two wippens in the photo represent the most fundamental designs (yes, you nit pickers there are more, but these […]
I came across this chart recently, while going through some old files. I created it to show the relationship between Bosendorfer and the various luminaries that passed through Vienna.