Yet the majority of people who talk about piano sound today are talking about the sound of a single manufacturer: Steinway.
For several generations of musicians and music lovers, Steinway has come to represent the acme of piano sound. Like Kleenex or Xerox, the name stands for a whole class of object. More than 98 percent of concert pianists choose to perform on Steinways, according to figures collected by, not surprisingly, Steinway itself. Full story.
Anne Midgette (The Washington Post) / September 3, 2015