Archive of Feature Articles

Archive of Feature Articles by Subject

 

Individual articles are available here in PDF format or on the main site in HTML and PDF formats.

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

Rebuilding the New York Way (Spring 2015) by Sally Phillips

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

Voicing and Tone: What Piano Buyers and Owners Should Know (Spring 2014) by Sally Phillips

Reviews — Acoustic Pianos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HTML Review: Petrof Grands
PDF   (Spring 2015) by Benjamin Boren

Reviews — Digital Pianos

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

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

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

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

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

HTML Review: Blüthner e-Klavier
PDF  (Fall 2014) by Derek Kealii Polischuk

HTML Review: Physis Piano H1
PDF   (Fall 2014) by Sam Ecoff

HTML Review: Yamaha Clavinova Models CLP 535 and CLP-575
PDF   (Spring 2015) by Jim Aikin

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

Not Your Grandmother’s Piano: The Yamaha Disklavier, Long-Distance Learning, and More; Piano Marvel: Teaching the Video-Game Generation to Play (Fall 2014) by George Litterst and by Rebecca, Jennifer, and Theresa Wilkinson

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