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Friday, January 27, 2012

STEINWAY PIANO EXHIBIT now through March 1st

The trustees and staff of the Hyannis Public Library are pleased to announce the debut of “The Evolution of a Steinway Piano: An American Success Story” a travelling multi-media exhibit of the American-made instrument widely acknowledged as the world’s finest piano. This installation, free and open to the public, will run from January 24 to March 1, 2012 at the library.

A cross section of the Steinway Model B grand piano is on display in the Twombley wing. All parts of the piano are identified and described, and are shown as a complete working unit in this extraordinary seven-foot cutaway. The display includes a historical timeline of the Steinway piano, including information about the family, and the construction and evolution of the instrument.

More elements of the Steinway grand piano are shown in the Reference room located in the Eagleston wing. The sample models of the action, soundboard, back post, pin block, and rim provide a better look at the different parts seen in the large cutaway model and allow the viewer to see finer details, such as the wood grains, as well as smaller parts in the action.

Also showing in the Reference room is a continuous video of the history and construction processes of the Steinway. A viewing screen and headphones will be available to enjoy this portion of the exhibit.
Please contact the Hyannis Public Library at 508-775-2280 to discuss special visits for classes or educational groups.

“The Evolution of a Steinway Piano” is sponsored by M. Steinert & Sons of Boston, the oldest music store in America, and the second-largest Steinway dealer in the world.

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