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Baldwin

Post by Model V » 12 Jan 2011, 14:57

I recently saw a video of Bernstein playing Rhapsody in Blue at the Proms in the seventies. Very good it was too. What was surprising was that the piano was a Baldwin. I know these are rated in the States and do seem to come up on recordings occasionally. However, for this London job, Lennie obviously chose one over the stock Hamburg model Ds. How come? What is it about the Baldwin he preferred?

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Re: Baldwin

Post by Gill the Piano » 12 Jan 2011, 16:45

God knows! :mrgreen:
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Re: Baldwin

Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 12 Jan 2011, 18:01

Sponsorship perhaps?
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Re: Baldwin

Post by joe » 12 Jan 2011, 18:14

Their concert grands are in a different league from the console upright range commonly seen over here have played a few nice piano,Mason and Hamlin also make fantastic grands also.

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Re: Baldwin

Post by Model V » 12 Jan 2011, 18:17

joe wrote:Their concert grands are in a different league from the console upright range commonly seen over here have played a few nice piano,Mason and Hamlin also make fantastic grands also.
That makes more sense TBH. I'm sure I have an Earl Wild CD at home where he plays one. They must rate them over there.

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Re: Baldwin

Post by Gill the Piano » 13 Jan 2011, 19:39

The opening ceremony for some olympic games over there featured loads of Baldwin grands being played in unison. Probably on youtube somewhere!
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Re: Baldwin

Post by mdw » 13 Jan 2011, 21:30

Only ever come across Baldwin Monarch uprights and what a pile of junk they were.

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Re: Baldwin

Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Jan 2011, 20:27

Hear hear!
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