Talking About Pianos

Kummer, Corby

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Steinway & Sons
Date Published: 1982
Edition: First edition
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0960719601
Book Id: 19639


INSCRIBED. 75pp. Small quarto [25.5 cm] Tan printed wraps. Fine condition.


Inscribed by John H. Steinway on the front cover. From the New York Times- "Mr. Steinway was the great-grandson of Henry E. Steinway, who founded the world-renowned piano company in 1853. He joined the company immediately after graduation from Bard College in 1939, working as an apprentice in the headquarters factory in Long Island City, Queens. During World War II, he served as an officer and traffic controller in the Air Transport Command and was able to put his piano training to good use while stationed in the Sudan. An old English piano that Nelson Eddy was to use to entertain troops the next day had fallen off a truck. Mr. Steinway found replacement parts and tuned the piano using a borrowed wrench.After the war, he returned to the company and served as secretary, advertising and production manager and vice president until he succeeded his brother as chairman in 1980. He worked closely with dealers, sales representatives and artists all over the world until he retired in 1983."

By This Author: Kummer, Corby
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