Stein Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by André Stein in Vienna, Austria around 1824-1826. Matthäus Andreas Stein, the twelfth child of the famous early piano maker Johann Andreas Stein, changed his middle name to the French form André in the early 1800s when he opened his own shop in Vienna. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, without checks, leather hammers, brass strings, double- or triple-strings for each note, 4 pedals: keyboard shift, bassoon, moderator, and dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a mahogany case in the Empire style.

Matthäus Andreas Stein (b. Augsburg, Germany,1776; d. Vienna, Austria 1842) the twelfth child of the famous early piano maker Johann Andreas Stein, changed his first name to the French form André in the early 1800's when he opened his own shop in Vienna. Stein and his older sister Nannette Stein Streicher learned their craft from their father, and ran his shop together in Augsburg from 1792-94 during his last illness. Although both his father and elder sister achieved greater lasting fame for their work, the younger Stein achieved the title Hof-Klaviermacher in his adopted country, and his son Karl Andreas carried on the family business with distinction after his death.

Location
Currently not on view
date made
1824-1826
maker
Stein, Andre
Place Made
Österreich: Wien, Vienna
Physical Description
leather (hammers: material)
brass (strings: material)
wood (frame: material)
mahogany veneer (case: material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/4 in x 49 in x 88 in; 41.275 cm x 124.46 cm x 223.52 cm
ID Number
MI.316467
catalog number
316467
accession number
66705
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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