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#2161305 - 10/03/13 04:58 PM What Theodore Steinway would have known about Sound in 1867
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Originally Posted By: Alfred Dolge
Theodore [Steinway] set to work to bring to life in his piano the discoveries of Helmholtz, Tyndall and others.

Last night the BBC recounted how Sir James Tyndall had worked out why the sky is blue while walking in the Alps and listening to sound carrying across the valleys.

In 1867 Tyndall delivered Sound: A Course of Eight Lectures at The Royal Institution in London. It's a fascinating document to download.


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#2161486 - 10/04/13 12:06 AM Re: What Theodore Steinway learnt about Sound in 1867 [Re: Withindale]
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The Steinway's also had the examples set by Erard, Pape, and Chickering regarding the form, detail, and manufacturing techniques of a modern piano.
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