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
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!
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