Finding The Most Expensive Pianos


Bobby Mc Ferrin and Chick Corea. New Orleans J...

Bobby Mc Ferrin and Chick Corea. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2000, when pop star George Michael paid 1.67 million for John Lennon’s Steinway Model Z piano, he could just have been considering the sound investment he had prepared. Pianos, the many played instrument in the planet, are durable enough to last 40 years if they are correctly looked after.

This quite average and unassuming musical instrument, on which John Lennon wrote the smash hit, ‘Imagine’, produced history as the many pricey piano ever sold because of it astronomical sale cost. Founded in 1853 in NY, the American and German business, Steinway & Sons, who were celebrated for their creation of handmade pianos, produced this part of history, which went on to tour the globe in 2007, exploring websites of previous violence.

The famous producers not merely produced this pricey illustration. In Steinberg’s factory in Hamburg, Germany in 2008, the producer tailor-made the world’s many pricey grand piano with a price of $1.2 million. With a reproduction of the art of Chinese painter Shi Qui adorning the lid, the instrument was equally produced up of 40 different woods. With the moniker ‘Sound of Harmony’, the piano took 4 years to make and was eventually purchased by art collector Guo Qingxiang. It later prepared an appearance at the Expo 2010 Shangai China.

The Alma Tadema, another creation of Steinway & Sons, was purchased for $1.2 million in 1997 and is believed to function as the next many pricey grand piano available at auction. In 1894, NY millionaire Henry G. Marquand requested the piano be custom-made, and well-known painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was responsible for the design. It was decorated with oil paintings, ornate carvings and detailed inlays, providing it the coveted title quite decorative piano ever yielded.

In the modern, the many pricey fresh limited edition piano is commonly acknowledged to become the Limited Edition Kuhn-Bsendorfer, which was unveiled in 2009 by Jon Kuhn and took a year along with a half to create. Kuhn, the world’s foremost cold glass sculptor, was moreover responsible for the shape, together with L Bsendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH of Vienna, Austria. It is currently on sale for $1.2 million.

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