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The Resource Steinway & Sons, Ronald V. Ratcliffe

Steinway & Sons, Ronald V. Ratcliffe

Label
Steinway & Sons
Title
Steinway & Sons
Statement of responsibility
Ronald V. Ratcliffe
Title variation
  • Steinway and Sons
  • Steinway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the remarkable story of Steinway & Sons, builders of premium pianos in America for the past century. The large and talented family of German immigrants founded their workshop in 1853 and had assumed a prominent role in the social, political, and cultural life of New York by the latter half of the 19th century. The craftsmanship and technical innovation practiced in the Steinway factory set the standards for the modern piano and brought phenomenal acclaim for their instruments. Great business acumen characterized the Steinway management from the beginning and extended through four generations of the family. The mutual success of famous pianists in promoting the Steinway piano and of Steinway & Sons in promoting artists brought Anton Rubinstein, Ignace Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, and many others to concert halls across America. Steinway artists dominated musical performance in America from the turn of the century. To accommodate the popular taste for instruments in elaborate cases, Steinway & Sons established an art department, originally headed by a member of the Tiffany family. Color photographs and watercolor sketches record many of the most flamboyant pianos commissioned by customers in historic furniture styles that range from tasteful to bizarre. This lavishly illustrated volume is the complete history of the Steinway piano and the only one authorized by the firm. It is a fascinating document of an important cultural artifact and a beautiful record of craftsmanship. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ratcliffe, Ronald V
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinway & Sons
  • Steinway piano
  • Piano makers
  • Steinway & Sons
  • Piano makers
  • Steinway piano
  • New York (State)
  • Steinway & Sons
  • Steinway & Sons
Label
Steinway & Sons, Ronald V. Ratcliffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Spine title: Steinway
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Henry Z. Steinway -- Preface -- The Steinway family -- The Steinway firm -- The Steinway piano -- Steinway artists -- Steinway art-case pianos -- Appendix. Steinway patents ; Steinway artists
Control code
19849148
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780877015925
Lccn
89030496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)19849148
Label
Steinway & Sons, Ronald V. Ratcliffe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Spine title: Steinway
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Henry Z. Steinway -- Preface -- The Steinway family -- The Steinway firm -- The Steinway piano -- Steinway artists -- Steinway art-case pianos -- Appendix. Steinway patents ; Steinway artists
Control code
19849148
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780877015925
Lccn
89030496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)19849148

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