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 in North Carolina. The name has been carefully removed from the front, leaving traces of where it once stood. […]
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 friends to arrange sales of this maker’s pianos. Schanz’s largest clientele was in Italy, though, and most of his extant pianos […]
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 French pillar and plinth style designs. The brothers immigrated to America in the early 1820’s and went to work […]
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 the other square pianos, the Dackweiller is a beautiful piece of furniture in addition to being a wonderful instrument. One is struck by the elegant incorporation of the two pedals into the piano’s design.
Shanz was among the great piano makers in the early 19th Century and was favored by Haydn and Beethoven early in his career.
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 concentrated on the large harpsichords and the number of spinets made by the firm must never have exceeded a small fraction of the their total output. […]
The Museum houses over 40 English, European, and American pianos and harpsichords dating from 1570 to 1845January 22nd, 2018
Dedicated exhibit and performance rooms will house more than 40 English, European, and American pianos and harpsichords dating from 1570 to 1845.