Bechstein Bluthner Steinway Bosendorfer
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Some History on a few of the makes above
Julius Bluthner to start his piano making in Leipzig after having spent several years wandering from one piano maker to another to improve on his knowledge of the craft. In November 1853 he began with three men, and his instruments found immediate acclaim among the musical bourgeoisie. Production grew quickly. Soon his premises had to be enlarged and in articles printed in newspapers and journals of these days Julius Bluthner talks with pride about new machines that were added to his production facilities or the fact that production was changed to steam-driven machinery.
Carl Bechstein was born in 1826. He built his first vertical piano and founded the C. Bechstein company in 1853. His ability in piano making revolutionized European piano making all together. Carl Bechstein’s contacts to great composers were very fruitful.
Steinway & Sons Pianos
Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway. Henry was a cabinet maker who built his first piano in the kitchen of his Germany home. By the time Henry established Steinway & Sons, he had built 482 pianos. The first piano produced by the company, piano number 483 this piano was sold to a New York family for 500 dollars.
In 1828, Ignaz Bosendorfer was issued the trade license number 225 669, and with it the right to take up residence in Vienna, to manufacture pianos. This award marks the beginning of the great history of a piano making that has not only been closely linked with Vienna’s musical development throughout the 19th, 20th centuries, but has also been the sole piano maker to continuously uphold the Viennese piano making tradition at Bosendorfer.