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Friends of Bluthner

Bluthner—on many stages worldwide.

 

Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Generations of musicians and singers have been dedicated to the fascinating sound of a Bluthner.

Wilhelm Furtwängler, Theo Adam, Claudio Arrau, Emanuel Ax, Wilhelm Backhaus, Bela Bartók, Beaux Art Trio, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Claude Debussy, Marlene Dietrich, Werner Egk, Carl Flesch, Kean Françaix, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Benjamino Gigli, Jean Gilbert, Ingeborg Hallstein, Bibi Johns, Wilhelm Kempff, Franz Konvitschny, Erika Köth, Franz Lehár, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Franz Liszt, Nina Lizell, José Rodrigues Lopez, Peter Maffay, Oleg Maisenberg. Gustav Mahler, Igor Markevitch, Wayne Marshall, Yehudy Manuhin, Mario del Monaco, Václav Neumann, Arthur NikischCarl Orff, Hazy Osterwald, Josef Pembauer, Hermann Prey, Sergei ProkofievSergei Rachmaninov, Max Reger, Arthur Rubinstein, Wolfgang Sauer, Fjodor Schaljapin, Dmitri Schostakovich, Peter Schreier, Carl Seemann, Peter Serkin, Hugo Steuer, Johann Strauss, Richard Tauber, Tobert Teichmüller, The Beatles, Artur Pizarro, Peter I. TchaikovskyRichard WagnerAndrew Lloyd Webber, and many, many more.

 

Claude Debussy

“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.”

-Claude Debussy

Franz Liszt

“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.

-Franz Lizst

Arthur Rubinstein

“This Blüthner 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.”

-Arthur Rubinstein, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner (1994)

John Lennon

“We have played on many terrible instruments. Today luckily we have the choice. Blüthner is our favourite”

-John Lennon

 

David Hyde Pierce

 

“…one doesn’t play on a Blüthner – one speaks to it, and it speaks back. (And I only hope I can hold up my end of the conversation…)”

-David Hyde Pierce

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber has owned more than a dozen Blüthner pianos.