Archive of Feature Articles

Archive of Feature Articles by Subject

 

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Rebuilding

David Andersen: A Reliable Catalyst (Fall 2009) by Steve Brady

Everything Old Is New Again (Spring 2010) by Stuart Isacoff

Three Approaches to Piano Restoration (Fall 2010) by Bill Shull, David G. Hughes, and Delwin D. Fandrich

Rebuilding Spotlight: Cunningham Piano Company (Spring 2011) by Tim Oliver and Rich Galassini

Upright Cabinet Styles in American Piano Manufacturing, 1880–1930 (Spring 2012) by Martha Taylor

High-End Pianos

Piano Dealers Speak About Their High-End Brands (Fall 2009)

Technicians Speak About the High-End Brands They Service, Part 1 (Spring 2010)

Technicians Speak About the High-End Brands They Service, Part 2 (Fall 2010)

"Fit and Finish" Improvements at Steinway & Sons: A Photo Essay (Spring 2011) by Larry Fine

Selecting a Performance Piano For Concert Hall or Home (Fall 2011) by Sally Phillips

Regulation & Voicing: What Buyers of Performance-Quality Pianos Should Know (Fall 2012) by Sally Phillips

One by One: Boutique Piano Builders in the 21st Century (Fall 2012) by Steve Brady

Are "Hand-Built" Pianos Becoming Obsolete? (Spring 2013) by George F. Emerson

Reviews — Digital and Acoustic

Chinese-made Grands: An Attractive, Affordable Option (Fall 2009) by Mary C. Smith

At Home On Stage: Professional Stage Pianos Come Home (Fall 2009) by Alden Skinner

Group 3 Performance-Grade 'Value' Pianos (Spring 2010) by Dr. Owen Lovell and Adrean Farrugia

Digital Pianos: What Can I Buy for $1,995? (Spring 2010) by Alden Skinner

Vienna Symphonic Library's Vienna Imperial (Spring 2010) by Alden Skinner

Buying a Grand Piano Less than Five Feet Long (Fall 2010) by Larry Fine and volunteer reviewers

The Roland V-Piano and SuperNatural Piano Sound Engine (Fall 2010) by John Norton

Review: Inexpensive, Entry-Level Vertical Pianos (Spring 2011) by Larry Fine and volunteer reviewers

Review: The Best Chinese Professional-Size Grands (Fall 2011) by Judith Cohen

Review: The New Feurich Pianos (Spring 2012) by Owen Lovell

Review: Seiler Model 186 (Fall 2012) by Kristian Klefstad

Review: Yamaha NU1 Hybrid (Spring 2013) by Alden Skinner and Rhonda Ringering

Review: Schimmel's Updated Konzert Series Grand Pianos (Fall 2013) by Kiyoshi Tamagawa

Review: Four Baldwin Models (Spring 2014) by Dr. James Lent

Review: Kawai GX and Yamaha CX: Evolutionary or Revolutionary? (Spring 2014) by Dr. Owen Lovell

General

Nontraditional Materials and the Piano (Fall 2011) by Steve Brady

Moving the Family Piano (Spring 2012) by Russ Vitt

The All-Steinway School Program vs. the Diverse-Inventory Approach to Buying Pianos for an Institution (Spring 2013) by Sally Phillips and Anne Garee

Piano Purgatory: The Donated Piano (Fall 2013) by Sally Phillips

Ten Ways to Voice a Room (Spring 2014) by Christopher Storch

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