The price for a new Steinway & Sons piano are exorbitant ! $34,200 for the Model 4510, the less expensive upright piano to $175,700 for the D-274 constructed in Hamburg and designed for the concert stage. So you could be tempted by a used or restored Steinway but they are still not cheap and they are things you should take care when buying one.
Horowitz’s Piano: Most Famous Steinway in the World?
The Horowitz piano was built in the early 1940’s. It was in Horowitz’s home for many years and then was used for his public concerts (in the US and abroad) and for recordings.
The piano is a standard Steinway concert grand, scrupulously maintained for Horowitz’s use. Because Steinway pianos are not mass produced, each one has a distinct and unique personality. Horowitz chose one that would best suit his remarkable technique which called for an extremely fast and responsive action, with tremendous uplift (enabling the keys to stay right under his fingers).
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Martha Argerich About Steinway
“Sometimes a Steinway has a very strange magic — It plays better than the pianist and it is then a marvelous surprise!”