Featured Instrument February 2019: Johann Zumpe Square Piano, c. 1778, London
Featured Instrument January 2019: 1799 Longman, Clementi & Co.
In October the Museum welcomed the addition of the 1704 Edward Blunt English spinet harpsichord copy by master builder David Hackett of Chelveston, UK. This small spinet is a very close copy of [...]
Erard, the official make used by the Paris Conservatoire, was favored by French composers Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel, as well as by Clara Schumann and Liszt. This particular piano possesses a [...]
This 1794 Charles Taws square piano was made for David Rittenhouse, of Philadelphia–Rittenhouse Square is right in the center of present day downtown Philadelphia–who was a friend of [...]
There are a couple of highly political pianos in the collection and this beautiful 1829 Nunns square piano is one of them. The piano came to the collection in 2013 when it was bought at auction [...]
Schanz was among the great Viennese makers in the early 19th Century and was favored by Haydn and Beethoven (early in his career) who had a special arrangement with Schanz, often writing to his [...]
Visitors to the museum who take the elevator to the second floor are greeted by one of the most stunning instruments in the entire exhibit, the 1828 Nunns Brothers piano, one of three of their [...]
At the Carolina Music Museum nearly every instrument has a wonderful story to tell us but none quite so mysterious as the 1790 Dackweiller square. On the second floor in the museum, along with [...]
Shanz was among the great piano makers in the early 19th Century and was favored by Haydn and Beethoven early in his career.