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Musical instruments and their portrayal in art. Baltimore museum of art, April twenty-sixth-June second, nineteen hundred forty-six

Author:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1946
1946]
Topic:
Music in art  Search this
Art  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Call number:
ML141.M15 M8X
ML141.M15M8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_19015

John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection

Source:
Anderson, John R.  Search this
Names:
John Broadwood and Sons Limited  Search this
Mason & Hamlin  Search this
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Steinway & Sons  Search this
Weber Piano Company  Search this
Wm. Knabe & Co.  Search this
Former owner:
Anderson, John R.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (14 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Pamphlets
Manuals
Ledgers (account books)
Ephemera
Brochures
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Price lists
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Trade cards
Date:
circa 1700-2011, undated
Content Description:
The addendum consists of trade literaure and ephemera on the subject of pianos.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera, 1850-1990, undated

Series 2: Photographs, undated

Series 3: Research Notes, 1700-2011, undated
Biographical / Historical:
A retired government employee, Anderson is a piano enthusiast and collector. He conducted extensive research on early piano makers.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Pratt, Read Corporation Records (NMAH.AC.0320)

Sohmer and Company Records (NMAH.AC.0349)

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers (NMAH.AC.0178)

Wurlitzler Company Records (NMAH.AC.0469)

South Carolina Historical Society

Siegling Music House Records, 1820-1972
Provenance:
The collection was donated by John R. Anderson in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Topic:
Piano -- History  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Harpsichord makers  Search this
Harpsichord  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Research  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Pamphlets
Manuals
Ledgers (account books)
Ephemera
Brochures
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Price lists
Photographs -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Trade cards
Citation:
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1257
See more items in:
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1257

Piano history

Collection Source:
Anderson, John R.  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection
John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection / Series 3: Research Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1257-ref861

Wurlitzer Company Records

Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Names:
All-American Mohawk Company  Search this
Apollo Piano Company  Search this
Beach-Carlisle Violin Company  Search this
Caldwell Piano Company  Search this
Central Discount Company  Search this
Dayton Photo Products Company  Search this
DeKalb Piano Company  Search this
Dekleist Musical Instruments Company  Search this
Deutsch Wurlitzer  Search this
Eagle Radio Company  Search this
Everett Piano Company  Search this
Fox Theatres Corporation  Search this
Lyric Piano Company  Search this
Milner Music Company  Search this
Morsatti, Inc.  Search this
North Tonawanda Barrel Organ Company  Search this
Robert L. Loud Music Company  Search this
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Southern Ohio Radio Corporation  Search this
Western Industries Corporation  Search this
Wunderlich Piano Company  Search this
Wurlbild Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Acceptance Corporation  Search this
Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Wurlitzer Company of California  Search this
Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company  Search this
Youngstown Music Company  Search this
Rolfing, R.C.  Search this
Wurlitzer, Farny  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rembert  Search this
Wurlitzer, Rudolph  Search this
Extent:
56 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
Place:
DeKalb (Ill.)
North Tonawanda (N.Y.)
Corinth (Miss.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1860-1984
Summary:
The collection documents the history and development of the Wurlitzer Company and consists of company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the history and the development of the Wurlitzer Company. Materials include company publications, business records, employee files, manufacturing records, sales and marketing records, product information, publicity, advertising, photographs, audiovisual materials, and organ installation drawings. The material in the collection spans from 1856-1986, although information prior to 1899 is sparse.
Arrangement:
The Collection is arranged into fourteen series.

Series 1: Wurlitzer Company Histories, Company Events, and General Business Materials, circa 1880-1987; undated

Series 2: Publications, 1910-1989; undated

Series 3: Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1911-1978

Series 4: Product Information, 1860-1984; undated

Series 5: Photographs of Wurlitzer Manufacturing Plants, Employees, Stores, and Dealerships, 1869-1970; undated

Series 6: Photographs of Wurlitzer Products and Product Sales Promotions, 1900-1978; undated

Series 7, Photographs Used in Wurlitzer Advertising and Public Relations, 1904-1970; undated

Series 8: Wurlitzer Employee Records and Related Materials, 1909-1961; undated

Series 9: Production and Shipping Records, 1905-1987

Series 10: Shipping and Sales Records for Wurlitzer Dealerships, Wurlitzer Retail Stores, and Rembert Wurlitzer, Incorporated, 1917-1952

Series 11, Records of Stock Certificates, Meeting Minutes, and Related Financial and Legal Documents, 1907-1972

Series 12, Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Financial Records, 1893-1986

Series 13, Maps and Charts, 1931-1976

Series 14, Organ Installation Drawings, 1920-1931; undated
Historical Note:
The Wurlitzer Company began in 1856 when Rudolph Wurlitzer, a Cincinnati bank clerk, sold seven hundred dollars worth of musical instruments he had bought from family and friends in Germany. The busi¬ness was incorporated in Ohio in 1890 under the name the Ru¬dolph Wurlitzer Company." For the first fifty years, Wurlitzer was primarily a retail instrument business operating out of its Cincinnati Store headquarters. Although fire destroyed the com¬pany's headquarters in 1904, a new building was completed in time to celebrate Wurlitzer's fiftieth anniversary in 1906.

In 1908, the Wurlitzer Company bought the DeKleist Musical In¬strument Manufacturing Company in North Tonawanda, New York. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company continued produc¬tion of automatic musical instruments including player pianos, military bands and pianorchestras. In 1910, the Wurlitzer Company bought the Hope-Jones Organ Company and began to manufacture unit-or¬chestra pipe organs at their North Tonawanda plant. These were pipe organs equipped with bells, gongs, horns and sirens. They became known as Mighty Wurlitzers and provided the musical back¬ground in silent movie houses all over the world and were also built for churches and private homes. In 1919, Wurlitzer bought the Melville-Clark Piano Company of DeKalb, Illinois. Wurlitzer pianos were then manufactured at the DeKalb facilities under a variety of names: the Apollo Piano Company, the DeKalb Piano Company and the Wurlitzer Grand Piano Company. Each name des¬ignated a different quality, price range and style.

With the decline of sales during the 1920s and 1930s, pro¬duction of automatic musical instruments ceased until the manu¬facture of the first jukebox in 1934. In 1930, the Julius Bauer Piano Company was purchased and continued to build pianos in that name until shortly before World War II. For a brief time, radios and refrigerators were made by the Wurlitzer controlled Air-Amer¬ican Mohawk Corporation. It was not a successful venture and ended in the mid-1930s. Many of the Wurlitzer retail stores were, at that time, in bad locations and needed repairs. The solutions to these problems came about with a reorganization of the company in 1935. With the reorganization, many retail stores were sold, piano manufacturing was consolidated in DeKalb and many subsidiaries were dissolved or absorbed completely into the Wurlitzer Company.

During World War II, Wurlitzer halted production of musical in¬struments. The company's defense production efforts were rec¬ognized in 1943 and 1944 when it is North Tonawanda and DeKalb plants received the Army-Navy "E" Award. In 1946, peacetime production resumed and the Wurlitzer Company introduced two new instruments: the electric organ in 1947 and the electric piano in 1954. In 1956, the Wurlitzer Company celebrated its centennial. That same year a new plant at Corinth, Mississippi, was completed. Later, plants were opened in Holly Springs, Mississippi (1961), Logan, Utah (1970) and Hullhorst, West Germany, (1960). The new facilities replaced those at North Tonawanda and DeKalb. The North Tonawanda plant ceased production of jukeboxes in 1974, becoming the company's engineering and research center. In 1973, the DeKalb plant ended production of pianos maintaining only mar¬keting and administrative offices. In 1977, the Wurlitzer Com¬pany's corporate headquarters moved to DeKalb, including the en¬gineering and research center from North Tonawanda.

Wurlitzer's three sons had assumed leadership of the company after his death in 1914. Each son acted as president then, chair of the board, successively. The company hired R.C. Rolfing in 1934 as vice-president and general manager. His re¬organization helped the company through the Depression years. Rolfing succeeded the last of the founder's sons in 1941 as pres¬ident of the company and in 1966 as chair of the board. Farny Wurlitzer, Rudolph's youngest son, died in 1972. A.D. Arsem succeeded Rolfing in 1974 as chair of the board. George B. Howell succeeded W. N. Herleman as president of the company.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers, 1857-1919 (AC0178)

Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985 (AC0264)

Sohmer & Company Records, 1872-1989 (AC0349)

William J. Lenz Piano Tuning Collection, circa 1903-1955 (AC0511)

Janssen Piano Company Records, 1901-1929 (AC0512)

John R. Anderson Piano Trade Literature and Ephemera Collection, circa 1850-1990 (AC1257)

Warshaw Collection of Business America's Piano and Organ related materials (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Northern Illinois University, and Regional History Center, 1994, November 11.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Violin -- Manufacture  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Coin-operated machines  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Jukeboxes -- Manufacture  Search this
Harp -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Player organ  Search this
Accordion -- Manufacture  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Organ -- Manufacture  Search this
Organ -- History  Search this
Wurlitzer organ  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Mechanical organs  Search this
Mechanical musical instruments  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minute books
Account books
Financial records
Stock records
Reports
Advertisements
Sales records
Audits
Cashbooks
Ledgers (account books)
Annual reports
Photographs -- 19th century
Journals (accounts)
Price lists
Trade catalogs
Publications
Employee records
Marketing records
Commercial catalogs
Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0469
See more items in:
Wurlitzer Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0469
Online Media:

Productions

Topic:
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
2000-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!." All three productions celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano. The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured experts and craftsmen who traced the evolution of the piano, beginning with its inception in Italy to the digital and electronic technologies of tomorrow. Performances demonstrated how the introduction of the piano influenced the development of music from classical to ragtime to jazz. The broadcast aired on PBS in December 2001. "Piano 300" was a video production that accompanied the 2000 exhibition "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos." "Piano Grand!" was a 90 minute television performance that complemented the "Piano 300" exhibition. It was hosted by Billy Joel and featured Dave Brubeck, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other renowned pianists. It was co-produced by Maryland Public Television. Materials in this accession include original material, narration, pickups, protection masters, and various versions of the productions.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Mueums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-215, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-215
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-215

Website Records

Topic:
Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos (Website)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Creator::
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2000-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos website as it existed on March 26, 2013. The website originally accompanied an exhibition of the same name that was produced by the National Museum of American History and displayed at the Smithsonian International Gallery from March 9, 2000 through October 21, 2001. The website includes information about the exhibition, donors, related performances, and the television special Piano Grand! that was produced for the Public Broadcasting Service. The website also includes a timeline of piano history and links to educational resources. The website had not been updated since the exhibition and was taken down shortly after it was crawled. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-262, National Museum of American History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-262
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-262

Website Records

Topic:
History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things (Website)
Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos (Website)
Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of American History (Website)
Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian (Online exhibition)
Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian (Monograph)
Creator::
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of seven websites maintained by the National Museum of American History as they existed in June 2011.

The Smithsonian Jazz website, crawled June 20, 2011, includes historical information, oral histories, teaching materials, and calendars of events. It also serves as the website for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and for Jazz Appreciation Month.

The Smithsonian Chips Collection website, crawled June 24, 2011, is dedicated to the collection of objects, images and documentation that traces the history of integrated circuits. The website includes collections information, a glossary, and historical information related to circuitry.

The History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things website, crawled June 28, 2011, provides a virtual tour of selected collection objects, many of which are not on public display.

The Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos website, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany an International Gallery exhibition (2000-2001) of the same name. The website includes a timeline of piano history and audio clips from a variety of genres of piano music as well a calendar of events, press releases, exhibition information, and online shopping.

The Science Service website, crawled June 28, 2011, allows browsing and searching of online historical images related to electricity from the Science Service collections.

The Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of the National Museum of American History website, crawled June 28, 2011, is a joint venture with the George Mason University, Center for History and New Media. It provides lesson plans and materials surrounding several objects, including a video interview with the curator. The website also provides teachers with guidance and tools to develop their own object-based lessons.

The Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian online exhibition, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany a book by the same name published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. It highlights objects from the collections and places them in a historical context. Materials include electronic records.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Special events  Search this
Jazz Appreciation Month  Search this
Electric circuits  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Electricity  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-235, National Museum of American History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-235
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-235

Productions

Topic:
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Videotapes
Documentary films
Date:
2000-2002, 2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years" and "Piano Grand!," both of which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano.

The documentary "People and Pianos: 300 Years" was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured experts and craftsmen who traced the evolution of the piano, beginning with its inception in Italy to the digital and electronic technologies of tomorrow. Performances demonstrated how the introduction of the piano influenced the development of music from classical to ragtime to jazz. The broadcast aired on PBS in December 2001.

"Piano Grand!" was a 90 minute television performance that complemented the 2000 exhibition "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos." It was hosted by Billy Joel and featured Dave Brubeck, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other renowned pianists. It was co-produced by Maryland Public Television.

Materials in this accession include masters, clones, graphics, and various versions of the productions on videotape.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Piano  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Documentary films
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-256, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-256
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-256

Bartolomeo Cristofori and the invention of the piano / Stewart Pollens

Author:
Pollens, Stewart  Search this
Subject:
Cristofori, Bartolomeo 1655-1732  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
Italy
Date:
2017
18th century
Topic:
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104987

Aus Freiburg in die Welt : 100 Jahre Welte Mignon / mit Beiträgen von: Durward R. Center ... [et al.]

Title:
100 Jahre Welte Mignon
Hundert Jahre Welte Mignon
Automatische Musikinstrumente
Author:
Center, Durward R  Search this
Augustinermuseum (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany)  Search this
Welte-Mignon Corporation  Search this
Subject:
Welte-Mignon Corporation History  Search this
Physical description:
186 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Player piano--History  Search this
Player organ--History  Search this
Mechanical organ builders  Search this
Call number:
ML1070 .A97 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810155

Broadwood square pianos : their historical context, and technical development, together with a new biography of John Broadwood / Michael Cole

Author:
Cole, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Broadwood, John 1732-1812  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
England
London
Date:
2005
18th century
Topic:
Piano--Construction--History  Search this
Harpsichord--Construction--History  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Musical instrument makers  Search this
Call number:
ML678.8.L6 C65 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824424

A romance on three legs : Glenn Gould's obsessive quest for the perfect piano / Katie Hafner

Author:
Hafner, Katie  Search this
Subject:
Gould, Glenn Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Steinway & Sons History  Search this
Physical description:
259 p. : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Steinway piano--History  Search this
Piano--Construction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899665

Piano roles : three hundred years of life with the piano / James Parakilas with E. Douglas Bomberger ... [et al.] ; foreword by Noah Adams

Author:
Parakilas, James  Search this
Physical description:
x, 461 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Piano--History  Search this
Music--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_600715

"Durch den blossen Druck der Finger--" : 300 Jahre Hammerklavier / [Herausgeber, Germanisches Nationalmuseum ... in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musikinstrumenten-Museum der Universität Leipzig ... Katalog und Ausstellung, Frank P. Bär, Eszter Fontana]

Author:
Fontana, Eszter  Search this
Bär, Frank P  Search this
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg  Search this
Universität Leipzig Musikinstrumentenmuseum  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
2000
Topic:
Piano--History  Search this
Piano--Construction  Search this
Call number:
ML652 .D87 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607386

Giraffes, black dragons, and other pianos : a technological history from Cristofori to the modern concert grand / Edwin M. Good

Author:
Good, Edwin M (Edwin Marshall) 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Piano--History  Search this
Piano--Construction  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616345

Piano 300 : celebrating three centuries of people and pianos / Cynthia Adams Hoover, Patrick Rucker, Edwin M. Good

Title:
Piano three hundred
Author:
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Rucker, Patrick ) -  Search this
Good, Edwin M (Edwin Marshall) 1928-  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
NAMM, the International Music Products Association  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Date:
2001
Topic:
Piano--History  Search this
Piano--Social aspects  Search this
Piano makers--History  Search this
Call number:
ML650 .H66 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685223

Steinway & sons / Ronald Ratcliffe ; text updated by Stuart Isacoff ; foreword by Henry Z. Steinway

Author:
Ratcliffe, Ronald  Search this
Subject:
Steinway & Sons History  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : col. ill. ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
2002
Topic:
Piano makers--History  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Call number:
ML424.S76 R4 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695944

Steinway from glory to controversy : the family, the business, the piano / by Susan Goldenberg

Author:
Goldenberg, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Steinway family  Search this
Steinway & Sons History  Search this
Physical description:
253 p.: ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Piano makers--History  Search this
Steinway piano--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513447

Downright upright : a history of the Canadian piano industry / Wayne Kelly

Author:
Kelly, Wayne 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Piano makers--History  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Pianists--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530718

Fortepianos and their music : Germany, Austria, and England, 1760-1800 / Katalin Komlós

Author:
Komlós, Katalin 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 158 p. : music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1995
18th century
Topic:
Piano music--History and criticism  Search this
Piano--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_536323

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