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Featured Instrument April 2019: Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, c. 1859, New York

In March of 2019, a Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, c. 1859, was acquired for display at the museum by CMM co-founder and former board president Steven Bichel.  It joins five other iron-framed [...]

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Featured Instrument March 2019: John Broadwood & Son Vertical Grand, c. 1805, London

The only one of its kind in the CMM collection, the Broadwood & Son vertical grand piano embodies a zeitgeist of technological innovation extending across the Western world at the turn of the [...]

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Featured Instrument February 2019: Johann Zumpe Square Piano, c. 1778, London

Featured Instrument February 2019: Johann Zumpe Square Piano, c. 1778, London

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Featured Instrument January 2019: 1799 Longman, Clementi & Co.

Featured Instrument January 2019: 1799 Longman, Clementi & Co.

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Featured Instrument November 2018: 1704 Edward Blunt Spinet Harpsichord Copy

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 [...]

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Featured Instrument October 2018: Erard Grand Piano, c. 1863, London

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 [...]

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Featured Instrument September 2018: Charles Taws Square Piano, Philadelphia, 1794

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 [...]

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Featured Instrument August 2018: Robert and William Nunns, c. 1829, NY

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 [...]

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Featured Instrument July 2018: Johann Schanz Grand Piano, 1824, Vienna

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 [...]

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Featured Instrument June 2018: Robert and William Nunns 1828, New York

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 [...]

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