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Grand Piano belonging to Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons1925

The National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

Many leading musicians played on Steinway pianos, in public performances and at home. The company not only supplied such musicians with instruments, but also organized special concert tours, thus generating recognition for their brand. It proved to be a winning formula. The Steinway stable of artists included Anton Rubinstein, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as Ignacy Jan Paderewski. He completed several months-long tours of the United States, living onboard a special railway car that transported him and his family, as well as his technical crew and Steinway pianos, to each new city and each wildly successful concert.

Details

  • Title: Grand Piano belonging to Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Steinway & Sons
  • Creator: Steinway & Sons
  • Date Created: 1925
  • Location: Germany, Hamburg
  • Provenance: bequest of Ignacy Jan Paderewski for the Musical Conservatory in Warsaw; donation of the Senate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw to Ignacy Jan Paderewski Museum of Polish Emigration in America, a division of the National Museum in Warsaw in 1992
  • Type: music instruments
  • Medium: case: lacquered oak, spruce and beech wood, brass and steel fittings; mechanism: oak, spruce, birch, walnut and ebony wood, ivory, steel, brass

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