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 162 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 vibrates 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.
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“This Bluthner had the most beautiful singing tone I have ever found. I became quite enthusiastic and decided to play my beloved Barcarolle of Chopin. The piano inspired me. I don’t think I ever played better in my life. And then the miracle happened; they played it back to me and I must confess that I had tears in my eyes. It was the performance that I dreamed of and the sound reproduced faithfully the golden tone of the piano.”
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“We have played on many terrible instruments. Today luckily we have the choice. Blüthner is our favourite”
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“Whenever I have played a Blüthner on my concert tours, it has always proven itself to be among the best and melodious instruments I have ever known.
“I wish to praise you on the excellence of your new Blüthner concert grand piano. The touch is outstanding and the tone is beautiful. I have the highest regard for this instrument.”
“I fall in love with each Blüthner piano I play–not only because of the rich, warm sound, but the myriad of colors within each note–that is where the magic is.