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1880 Grotian Steinweg
(6'2") Rare Grotian Steinweg Grand Piano (Serial No: 4373)
Restored and fully rebuilt to brand new standard Rosewood Grotian Steinweg with turned octagonal legs, fretted music desk, and ornate turned layer. A stunning example of a classic, high quality period grand piano in superb working condition and rebuilt to former glory. The tone is full, soft and rounded, with a responsive touch and smooth consistent action, nice and even throughout the range and a real pleasure to play.
Grotrian-Steinweg's history dates back to 1835 when the first Steinweg piano factory was built by Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg(later known as Henry Steinway after his emigration to the US where he founded Steinway & Sons. In 1850, H.E. Steinweg took most of his large family to New York City, leaving the piano factory to his eldest son C.F. Theodor Steinweg (1825–1889) who stayed behind to run it under his own name. Meanwhile, in New York City, the Steinweg family Americanized their surname to Steinway and in 1853 they founded the piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons.
In New York, C.F. Theodor Steinweg (H.E. Steinweg's son) changed his name to C.F. Theodore Steinway, and served as the leader and chief technician of Steinway & Sons for fifteen years. He did not like living in the US, so he kept his home in Braunschweig and traveled back and forth as needed. In 1880 he stopped traveling overseas and started a new Steinway & Sons piano factory in Hamburg, competing with his father's old firm, now called Grotrian-Steinweg, in making pianos for European customers. This article is from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grotrian-Steinweg