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#2195464 - 12/10/13 08:29 AM Christmas Piano Pictures
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Hi all,

It is snowing here in Philadelphia and I am feeling the Christmas spirit. I know we did this before, but it is the perfect day (at least for me) to see some Christmas piano pictures!

I will start this one off with an early 20th Century Cunningham upright - ready for a carol sing and hot cocoa.

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#2195469 - 12/10/13 08:46 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Rich:

What a beautiful photo. That old Cunningham is looking very handsome back there.

Karl Watson,
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#2195487 - 12/10/13 10:18 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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What a perfect picture for the month of December in the Piano World wall calendar 2015!

Definitely, there is something unique and special in vintage pianos.

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#2195502 - 12/10/13 10:57 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Speaking of vintage uprights, is there a special name for the kind of woodwork(the raised design) on that piano above the music desk? It seems to be quite common on older uprights but almost never seen on contemporary pianos. Is the design carved separately and then glued to the piano?


Edited by pianoloverus (12/10/13 10:58 AM)

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#2195513 - 12/10/13 11:37 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Those are invariably applied ornaments. Some were carved by hand, some by machine, and some were molded from sawdust and glue.
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#2195541 - 12/10/13 12:37 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Great idea! It has been soooo cold here lately that I hope this Christmas tree with it's lights warms you up like it does me! Stay warm! Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas!

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#2195640 - 12/10/13 04:31 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Diane...]
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GREAT picture, Diane! I used to sit for hours and play Christmas carols in our living room that looked much like this one - takes me back, for sure. Merry Christmas to all of you and those you love.
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#2195644 - 12/10/13 04:36 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Beautiful photos!
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#2195867 - 12/11/13 02:40 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: LarryShone]
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Doesn't look much different than last year, but here's my living room:
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#2195929 - 12/11/13 08:04 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Love your tree and village Paul!

Love the other photos too, as well as those from last year.

where's the link?
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#2195952 - 12/11/13 08:40 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Diane...]
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This is wonderful! I have to place the Christmas tree next to my piano :-)
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#2196110 - 12/11/13 02:11 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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This is what the top of the Estonia looks like for Christmas:

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#2196125 - 12/11/13 02:38 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?
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#2196143 - 12/11/13 03:23 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: wimpiano]
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Originally Posted By: wimpiano
Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?

Oh my, no star other than the "star" that lead the kings to find this Christ Child that was prophesied in the Holy Bible!

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#2196249 - 12/11/13 07:04 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
PattyP Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
Hi all,

It is snowing here in Philadelphia and I am feeling the Christmas spirit. I know we did this before, but it is the perfect day (at least for me) to see some Christmas piano pictures!

I will start this one off with an early 20th Century Cunningham upright - ready for a carol sing and hot cocoa.





That's greeting card pretty! What a lovely old gal.
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#2196481 - 12/12/13 10:21 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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A joyous holiday season to all!

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#2196501 - 12/12/13 11:21 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: wimpiano]
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Originally Posted By: wimpiano
Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?

Okay, I just looked up "diafragma lens" and I see it's a camera focus. Oops! I apologize for miss read your question.

Anyways, I didn't actually take the picture. I just got it off the internet cause I thought it looked so pretty!

I will take a picture of my piano and my Christmas tree tonight. I am such a fan of Christmas lights. So here's another picture. I just enjoy lights sooooooo much!




Edited by Diane... (12/12/13 11:27 AM)
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#2196527 - 12/12/13 12:14 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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The Estonia decorated for Christmas



My accompanist.


The 1895 Estey in the foyer



The music shelf (running above the windows, with the collection of instruments) decorated for Christmas



And as you can see, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside too :-) (that's snow curling around under the roof overhang).

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#2196906 - 12/13/13 08:29 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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We had a little music/Christmas party. My wife got these little composer busts and dressed them up. Mozart obviously didn't like my playing - he's wearing earmuffs!

Sam

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#2196916 - 12/13/13 08:47 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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No piano, but Ive a few arty Christmassy photos



Me on Santas knee aged about 5


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Edited by LarryShone (12/13/13 08:54 AM)
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#2196918 - 12/13/13 08:57 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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My daughter katie dressed up with tinsel


And our measley tree
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#2197948 - 12/15/13 01:16 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: ClsscLib]
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CisscLib,
I just love your poodle wall feature, just so very elegant. Bet the Steingraeber sound matches this!

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#2197962 - 12/15/13 01:50 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: kalee21]
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Originally Posted By: kalee21
CisscLib,
I just love your poodle wall feature, just so very elegant. Bet the Steingraeber sound matches this!


That's a wood sculpture of Moose, my wife's favorite male in our household. (I'm usually in the doghouse.)

The sculptor, Mark Perry, does terrific work -- on dogs and many other subjects. You can see some samples of what he's done here:

https://www.facebook.com/markaperrysculptor/photos_stream

.


Edited by ClsscLib (12/15/13 01:57 PM)
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#2200864 - 12/21/13 07:09 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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One more from me. This is a customer's home in "Old City" Philadelphia.

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#2200884 - 12/21/13 08:27 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Beautiful Rich,

Classic and classy.
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#2200971 - 12/21/13 12:42 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S


We had a little music/Christmas party. My wife got these little composer busts and dressed them up. Mozart obviously didn't like my playing - he's wearing earmuffs!

Sam


How cute! Love it! grin
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#2201605 - 12/22/13 10:13 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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This is more of a "a few days before Christmas" piano picture.

These fellas need an All Terrain dolly!

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#2201609 - 12/22/13 10:27 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
This is more of a "a few days before Christmas" piano picture.

These fellas need an All Terrain dolly!



Rich,

Over 40 years ago (wow, did I just say that?) I made one with extra big wheels for this exact reason.

I started in the business in 1968 delivering pianos after school, around cities and towns north of Boston.
There are times I wish I still had that dolly :-)
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#2201668 - 12/23/13 12:44 AM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Piano World]
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Beautiful photos! Here's another...



Edited by Larry B (12/23/13 12:45 AM)

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#2202082 - 12/23/13 11:59 PM Re: Christmas Piano Pictures [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Here is our new Shigeru Kawai SK2 in our new living room - our house was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy and when we finished the repairs, there was a spot crying out for a new piano. The Shigeru fills it nicely, I think.

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