LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (February 14, 2014) — Last year, the legendary Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano completed a multi-city tour of North America. Popular demand has now led to the addition of new stops in Texas, Milwaukee, Detroit and New York that bring the tour into 2014.
The stunning piano—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs—is currently being showcased at Steinway Hall — Dallas; it will soon be moved to its next destination, Fort Worth, followed by Plano and Houston through mid-March. In April, the piano will travel to Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee before continuing on to Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit in late May. Plans are also in development to bring the Horowitz piano to Purchase, New York in July or August.
The extension of this tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch, and even play CD 503, which is the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903–1989) on his last tour. It was known to be one of the legendary pianist’s favorite instruments.
Horowitz is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His colorful personality and astounding performances enthralled audiences for decades. Early in 1934, as a wedding present, Steinway & Sons presented Horowitz and his wife Wanda with a Steinway Model D, Serial #279503. In the early 1940’s, this piano was replaced with #314503, now known simply as CD 503. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. He used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s, and he famously demanded that the piano be his exclusive touring instrument for the last four years of his life.
The remaining stops on the Steinway & Sons Horowitz Piano Extended Tour are:
Feb 3 — Feb 16: DALLAS, Steinway Hall — Dallas
Feb 17 — Feb 28: FORT WORTH, Steinway Hall — Fort Worth
Mar 1 — Mar 13: PLANO, Steinway Hall — Plano
Mar 15 — Mar 31: HOUSTON, Steinway Piano Gallery of Houston
April 25 — May 12: MILWAUKEE, Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee
May 29 — Jun 16: DETROIT, Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit
TBD: PURCHASE, NEW YORK. Details to be announced soon.
While each location will offer viewing and listening opportunities for CD 503, some will also offer appointment-only playing access to piano students and teachers. Schedule subject to change. Please contact dealer listed to confirm dates directly with them before scheduling your visit to see/play the piano.
About Steinway & Sons
Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
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