During WWII Steinway & Sons produced the "Victory Vertical" or G.I. Model Steinway for Allied troops fighting in Europe.  They came complete with tuning kits and instructions.  Some of these were dropped by parachute from planes in hope of entertaining soldiers on the field. Steinway and Sons Photo Collection by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

During WWII Steinway & Sons produced the "Victory Vertical" or G.I. Model Steinway for Allied troops fighting in Europe. They came complete with tuning kits and instructions. Some of these were dropped by parachute from planes in hope of entertaining soldiers on the field. Steinway and Sons Photo Collection by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr

During the Second World War, Steinway helped the war effort by building gliders (and buy providing the troops with pianos for R and R)!    www.hertzapoppin.com    Accordatore restauratore pianforte roma

During the Second World War, Steinway helped the war effort by building gliders (and buy providing the troops with pianos for R and R)! www.hertzapoppin.com Accordatore restauratore pianforte roma

We love "history stories". This Yamaha C3 Darin serviced last week resides in a home once owned by Jimmy the Greek. A man best known for his personality in American sports and his ability to pick out the winners.   Who wouldn't love a job where you get to hear unique stories about people, their pianos, or even their 'famous' homes!

We love "history stories". This Yamaha C3 Darin serviced last week resides in a home once owned by Jimmy the Greek. A man best known for his personality in American sports and his ability to pick out the winners. Who wouldn't love a job where you get to hear unique stories about people, their pianos, or even their 'famous' homes!

A Bechstein Concert Grand in the Imperial Palace in Peking for a concert to be given by the pianist Albert Friedenthal | from THE BECHSTEIN PICTURE BOOK (1928)

A Bechstein Concert Grand in the Imperial Palace in Peking for a concert to be given by the pianist Albert Friedenthal | from THE BECHSTEIN PICTURE BOOK (1928)

How big were the great pianists' hand-spans? - Music, videos, How to Play | Classic FM

How big were the great pianists' hand-spans? - Music, videos, How to Play | Classic FM

Glenn Gould - his intensity, the hands coaxing the beauty of each sound from the keys, hunched over the board as if diving into the music, the chair, of course, his chair providing no distraction.....close your eyes and listen to genius...and his humming

Glenn Gould - his intensity, the hands coaxing the beauty of each sound from the keys, hunched over the board as if diving into the music, the chair, of course, his chair providing no distraction.....close your eyes and listen to genius...and his humming

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