Beethoven Pianos on W. 58th is a treasure of restored pianos, and new ones, too.

Beethoven Pianos
It’s a good sign when a piano establishment is open on Memorial Day!

In the glow of its colorful banner, Beethoven’s was such a welcoming opportunity of which I availed myself.

An important “player” on Manhattan’s “piano row,” it’s one of a few restorers that also offers a selection of NEW instruments–like the Sauter (German) and Hailun (Chinese), to name a few.

My adventure sauntering down its keyboard-rich aisles was captured on video and needs little introduction, except to add that I loved the Bechstein grand, 7′ 5″, one of the oldies, that had its original soundboard and character nicely wedded. (Restrung, with new hammers installed it’s awaiting a good home)

Andrew Townsend, a hospitable host at Beethoven, guided me through a sea of magnificent pianos, each with its own unique voice. His expertise was appreciated as I grilled him about everything under the sun, in between customers.

Thank you Andrew! And bravo to Beethoven’s for its formidable presence in the great universe of pianos!

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Beethoven Pianos Inc
Moved to 211 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019 (Between Broadway and Seventh Avenue)
http://www.beethovenpianos.com
TEL: 1-800-241-0001 — 212.765.7300

“Established over thirty years ago by Munich native Carl Demler, Beethoven Pianos offers New Yorkers the widest selection of instruments and piano services at the most competitive prices. Today, Beethoven Pianos is the oldest full service, family-owned piano store in New York City. It offers piano rebuilding, refinishing, concert and private rentals, tuning, moving, piano storage, and a variety of technical support to any piano owner. Its expert staff of technicians, craftsmen and movers is key to its stability in the piano industry.

“Beethoven pianos sells new or used Steinways, Bechsteins, Bsendorfers, Rnisch, Yamaha, Young Chang and other popular pianos; New Sauter Pianos, Rnish Pianos, Hailun pianos, Charles R. Walter pianos, Ritmller Pianos, Pearl River Pianos, Young Chang Pianos, Hammond Organs & Leslie Speakers and Kurzweil digital pianos and professional keyboards and stage controllers.”

OTHER:
My visit to Klavierhaus on W. 58th

https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-premier-piano-haus-on-w-58th-and-its-750000-piano/

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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