Legendary Horowitz Piano Comes to Coral Gables
CORAL GABLES, FL (November 6, 2014) – On Monday, November 17, the Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano will arrive in Miami as part of the piano’s 2014 multi-city tour of North America.
The stunning instrument—a nine-foot grand and one of Steinway’s most revered designs—is the fabled piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on his last tour. Piano CD 503 was known to be one of the favorite instruments of the legendary pianist. It will be on display at Steinway Piano Gallery Miami in Coral Gables until December 1.
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 Miami appearance provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch, and even play CD 503. Make an appointment to play the Steinway concert grand piano that accompanied Horowitz on his historic 1986 tour of Russia and was also played on his final album Horowitz, The Last Recording. Appointments are required. Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146, (305) 774-9878. www.steinwaymiami.com.
About Steinway Piano Gallery Miami
Steinway Piano Gallery Miami has served South Florida and the Caribbean for over a decade. The 6,000 sq. ft. showroom is home to the largest collection of Steinway instruments in South Florida, housing a diverse selection of Steinway, Boston, and Essex models. The Gallery hosts hundreds of concerts, recitals, master classes, and events in a unique 100-seat recital hall. For more information, visit www.steinwaymiami.com.
About Steinway & Sons
Since 1853 Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, and it is the preferred piano of countless musicians, professional and amateur, throughout the world. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
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