0

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 [...]

0

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 [...]

0

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 [...]

0

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 [...]

0

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 [...]

0

Featured Instrument May 2018 : The 1790 Dackweiller Square Piano, Paris

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 [...]

0

Featured Instrument April 2018: Johann Schanz Grand, 1825, Vienna

Shanz was among the great piano makers in the early 19th Century and was favored by Haydn and Beethoven early in his career.

0

Featured Instrument February 2018: The 1748 Spinet Harpsichord

The 1748 Spinet Harpsichord Jacob Kirkman, London The Kirkman family of harpsichord makers, beginning with Jacob Kirkman, was the most prolific builder in London during the 18th century. Kirkman [...]

0

The Museum houses over 40 English, European, and American pianos and harpsichords dating from 1570 to 1845

Dedicated exhibit and performance rooms will house more than 40 English, European, and American pianos and harpsichords dating from 1570 to 1845.