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Restored J. Bluthner Leipzig Germany piano 37400

Restored J. Bluthner Leipzig Germany piano 37400 Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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34.3 MB (1.6 MB Compressed download)

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4000 x 3000 px | 33.9 x 25.4 cm | 13.3 x 10 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

6 September 2013

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Julius Blüthner established his workshop in Leipzig, Germany in 1853. This accomplishment was only achieved after a long and difficult campaign to gain Leipzig citizenship. Julius started his endeavor with himself and three other craftsman. A deeply religious man, Julius spoke the defining words that would allow his company to survive and flourish for the next 158 years, "May God Prevail". By 1900 Blüthner had become the largest piano maker in Germany, producing some 5,000 instruments annually. Innovations such as the Aliquot string, a fourth string that vibrated sympathetically and that is tuned in unison as well as the cylindrical soundboard and angle cut hammers, created a unique voice for the Blüthner instrument.