Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#360914 - 07/28/01 10:26 AM Steinway vs. the rest
pianoloverus Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19230
Loc: New York City
While few would deny that Steinway is among the best pianos in the world, there are perhaps some that would claim that Steinway's preeminance as the the piano used in the overwhelming number of concerts by professionals is not due to their overwhelming superiority as an instrument, but because of all the benefits in being a Steinway artist- availability and choice of pianos, technical support, costs (or lack of them), etc. If all the piano manufacturers could offer the exact same benefits, what percentage of SOLO recitals do you think would be on Steinways and what other pianos would be their main competition? I phrased my question in terms of solo recitals because my impression is that some pianists might choose a Steinway when playing a concerto because it may have greater carrying power over an orchestra. I think that it would be useful to all readers to identify yourself in your reply as a piano dealer (and which makes you sell), professional pianist, Steinway artist, technician, etc. if you fall in one of those categories. I myself am simply an interested amateur.

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#360915 - 07/30/01 08:59 AM Re: Steinway vs. the rest
sandman Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/13/01
Posts: 605
Loc: toronto
I too am am merely an interested amature.. and i agree from personal opinion that steinway makes excellent instruments.. but i too find it hard to believe that they are so much better than other pianos out there to account for the percentages of concert pianist that use them.... i would imagine though that if a very fmouse pianist chose to use aonther brand.. say bosendorfer for example, that bosendorfer would give them many benefits like choice of piano etc...... so i really dont know.... but i do think that there are many excellent pianos out there with different if not better sounds than steinway... ex. fazioli, bosendorfer, bechstein, etc.... they all have qualities that the other lack, in the end it comes down to personal opinion.

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
119 registered (Abby Pianoman, accordeur, a-z0-9, 36251, 36 invisible), 1428 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75602 Members
42 Forums
156323 Topics
2295837 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Connected Slurs
by TX-Bluebonnet
36 seconds ago
Recital 35 --- Call For Submissions
by AB Forum Recital
Yesterday at 10:17 PM
Hoping for some suggestions/starting point for home keyboard
by Kubla
Yesterday at 10:00 PM
Brass
by Retsacnal
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
Old Wurlitzer (circa 1940s) baby grand, Worth Picking Up?
by Paul678
Yesterday at 07:31 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission