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Now THAT’S a piano…

January 15th, 2010 | posted by Jim Cottrell

When people talk about piano history, they usually say that the piano originated around the year 1700 in Florence, Italy.

Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.29-4829_1_510061

Since its inception, the instrument we know today as the piano has had many innovators over the past 300 years who have shaped its functionality, appearance and sound.

There have been many high points during this time in the development of the piano and many innovations. In my opinion, this Weber & Co. piano represents a tremendous high point in the evolution of the piano. It represents two elements brought together to present a command performance in your home. It was the first time that a great piano and a great performer were able to play in your home.

Besides the impeccable sound, this model is one of beauty in that you can watch and listen to it, while a song begins to play but the piano bench is empty. It’s a bit ghostly and mysterious but also tranquil and melodic. It’s truly a spectacle both in sight and sound.

One Response to “Now THAT’S a piano…”

  1. Lyndon Lasiter
    May 23rd, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Jim,

    I hope you are settled back in since your return from Chicago and Atlanta. Since we last spoke, I have enjoyed viewing and reading about some of your incomparable inventory. I can only imagine how it feels to be surrounded by so much beauty and history on a daily basis.

    Of course if I ever were in need of another piano, it certainly would have to play itself like the Weber & Co. in your blog, as I am musically inept.

    I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.

    Lyndon

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