Piano News Etc., Ken Hannah.com

Anderson and Roe in our home!
November 4, 2017, 9:51 pm
Filed under: The players, Uncategorized

So this amazing piano duo performed in Minnesota this summer at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival. Greg is from Stillwater and we have known him since he was in elementary school.   Ken always gets a call to ready his piano when he gets anywhere near home.  This summer though it wasn’t his own piano that was needed but the two pianists needed practice time together.   We offered our living room and the two S&S grands that are here in our home.    Upon returning from our “up north” vacation we were treated to a soiree concert in our living room.   SUCH an honor and such a thrill.  Need I say that the pianos have never sounded so spectacular!!   If anyone ever has an opportunity to see these artists live, run don’t walk.   Pure joy, pure talent, superlative music making.IMG_3733

A Parisian antique Mustel Celeste!
October 21, 2011, 12:29 am
Filed under: The pianos in and out, Uncategorized

A Parisian Mustel celeste!

Cool.. we have an old, old French celeste in the shop!   Likely a good deal more than 100 years old!  Great project and will be very satisfying to refurbish.    Can’t help but play the Harry Potter themes on it!!

From Wikipedia:

“The celesta was invented in 1886 by Parisian harmonium builder Auguste Mustel. His father, Victor Mustel, had developed the forerunner of the celesta, the typophone or the dulcitone, in 1860. This consisted of struck tuning forks   instead of metal plates, but the sound produced was considered too small to be of use in an orchestral situation.”