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Steinway Testimonial – Hector Berlioz

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on March 14, 2009

No doubt translated from the French, in 1867 the flowery but cranky Berlioz enthuses over the Steinway piano. Kate who is deep into Berlioz’s autobiography has been regaling me with anecdotes from his unhappy life in the ‘music biz’ (&in love) and assures me that nothing has changed in that regard. Plus a short video of harpists rehearsing for the Symphonie Fantastique. Filagree. berlioz_picberlioz_text


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  1. zz dans le meteo said, on March 16, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Cool addition to the Lizst of testemonials. I seem to remember Fred Flinstone had a Stoneway ~ a step up from a Peterof

  2. Campbie writes: said, on March 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Berlioz was a music guy ?
    No wonder he looked baffled when I asked about his language school
    Boy are my keys red

  3. wavy manor said, on March 17, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I don’t know…I’m still not convinced that unpleasant harmonic of the minor 7th has really been dealt with.

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