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#397945 - 03/08/08 11:29 PM photos from Steinway Hall
pianojerome Offline
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Last weekend, pianoloverus took me on a little tour of "piano row" in New York City -- a group of 4 piano stores on W 58th Street, plus Steinway Hall which is a few blocks away. Steinway Hall was particularly interesting, because it was built almost like a museum, with multiple rooms and hallways adorned with paintings, statues, and various piano parts displayed in show-cases. Half the fun was guessing the faces in the paintings!








And of course the other half of the fun was playing the pianos:





And of course the third half (...) of the fun was meeting pianoloverus. He's a great guy, very knowledgeable and passionate about music. (As if you couldn't tell already!)
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#397946 - 03/08/08 11:48 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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Hehe, three halves.

I'm glad you had a good time.
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#397947 - 03/09/08 01:32 AM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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The only time I visited Steinway Hall I had a huge 'entourage' of people with me.

They were genuinely excited to take me there, but I felt rather awkward because I knew I was not going to buy a piano, and everyone was expecting me to perform for them.

I played a couple of pianos and made my exit. :rolleyes:
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#397948 - 03/09/08 09:26 AM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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In the last two photos Pianojerome is playing the Steinway artcase called Relections. You can read more about it here:
http://www.steinway.com/steinway/artcase_collection/reflections.shtml

Can you identify the famous pianists/composers in the paintings behind PJ at Steinway Hall?

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#397949 - 03/09/08 12:45 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
CarlosKleiberist Offline
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Registered: 01/01/06
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Loc: Southern California
Wagner, Beethoven, Cortot, Liszt???

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#397950 - 03/09/08 01:26 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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You didn't catch a pic with Cladio?

Gosh....

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#397951 - 03/09/08 02:27 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloverus:
...Can you identify the famous pianists/composers in the paintings behind PJ at Steinway Hall? [/b]
Is the last one Anton R.?

Looks like a really nice setup. I heard that Steinway has recently decided to divest themselves of Steinway Hall. Any truth in this? How will it affect the future of the hall?

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#397952 - 03/09/08 05:45 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!! What's the chances of getting some more...??

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#397953 - 03/09/08 06:06 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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Omg I was in New York less than a month ago and I knew nothing of this . . . . . damn!
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#397954 - 03/09/08 06:20 PM Re: photos from Steinway Hall
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Loc: London
Strange the place is not packed with beautiful blondes.. ;\)
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