One of the very rare 100% German made pianos of today and known for its “GOLDEN TONE”, the Blüthner piano is the “poet among pianos”. The unique singing quality of the upper register, which derives from the use of patented Blüthner Alliquot stringing method, led Peter Tchaikovsky ro exclaim: “Bluthner is the perfection of the sound.”
“Blüthner pianos can really sing, which is the most wonderful thing you can say about a piano.”
an Argentinian-born artist
One of the greatest privileges known to any pianomaker is the opportunity to collaborate with the artists of their day and to hear their instrument under the hands of a master. In turn, the artist’s instrument of choice becomes their voice, and their vehicle for inspiration. Through the unique, captivating sound of the Golden Tone, the Blüthner instrument has been honored to receive the adoration of some of the world’s finest composers and musicians throughout the generations.
Well known Blüthner pianists have included Willhelm II, Emperor Franz Joseph I, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Liberace, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Dodie Smith, Max Reger, Richard Wagner, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich.
Sergei Rachmaninoff once said,
“There are only two things which I took with me on my way to America…my wife and my precious Blüthner”.
The Abbey Road Studios in London owned a Blüthner pianos which can be heard on the The Beatles’ Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road.
“The touch is extraordinary and the tone is so beautiful that I must express my utter admiration for this instrument.”
“There is unanimous consent that everything which to be expected in a perfect piano – sweetness and power of tone, fluent touch, and resistance to all climates – is found in a Blüthner.”
“This Blüthner had the most beautiful singing tone I have ever found. I became quite enthusiastic and decided to play my beloved Barcarolle of Chopin. The piano inspired me. I don’t think I ever played better in my life. And then the miracle happened; they played it back to me and I must confess that I had tears in my eyes. It was the performance that I dreamed of and the sound reproduced faithfully the golden tone of the piano.”
“We have played on many terrible instruments. Today luckily we have the choice. Blüthner is our favourite”
(“Let It Be” was recorded on a Blüthner)
BLÜTHNER ON MANY STAGES WORLDWIDE
Generations of musicians and singers have been dedicated to the fascinating sound of a Bluthner.
Wilhelm Furtwängler, Theo Adam, Claudio Arrau, Emanuel Ax, Wilhelm Backhaus, Bela Bartók, Beaux Art Trio, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Claude Debussy, Marlene Dietrich, Werner Egk, Carl Flesch, Kean Françaix, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Benjamino Gigli, Jean Gilbert, Ingeborg Hallstein, Bibi Johns, Wilhelm Kempff, Franz Konvitschny, Erika Köth, Franz Lehár, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Franz Liszt, Nina Lizell, José Rodrigues Lopez, Peter Maffay, Oleg Maisenberg. Gustav Mahler, Igor Markevitch, Wayne Marshall, Yehudy Manuhin, Mario del Monaco,
Václav Neumann, Arthur Nikisch, Carl Orff, Hazy Osterwald, Josef Pembauer, Hermann Prey, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Max Reger, Arthur Rubinstein, Wolfgang Sauer, Fjodor Schaljapin, Dmitri Schostakovich, Peter Schreier, Carl Seemann, Peter Serkin, Hugo Steuer, Johann Strauss, Richard Tauber, Tobert Teichmüller, The Beatles, Artur Pizarro, Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Andrew Lloyd Webber
- who has owned more than a dozen Blüthner pianos, and many more.
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