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A Pleyel piano (Paris, post-1927) with two keyboards at the MIM, Berlin
Credit: Morn
A Pleyel et Cie double-manual piano (Paris, post-1927) at the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum


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Lyre piano (Berlin, around 1840) at the Musical Instrument Museum, Berlin
Credit: Morn
A Lyre piano (Berlin, c. 1840) at the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum


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Upright piano with Jankó keyboard at the MIM, Berlin.
Upright piano with Jankó keyboard


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Square piano (Riga, around 1855)
Square piano (Riga, around 1855). The circular red pads to the left and right of the keyboard are for candlesticks.


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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Girls at the Piano, 1892 - Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Jeunes filles au piano ("Girls at the Piano"), 1892 painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


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Floor piano at FAO Schwarz, NYC
Light-up floor piano at the FAO Schwarz store in Manhattan. It was featured in the 1988 Tom Hanks film Big, in which Hanks and Robert Loggia danced "Heart & Soul" and "Chopsticks" on it.


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Wurlitzer piano
Credit: Iko1992/Morn
A dismantled Wurlitzer electric piano


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George Goodwin Kilburne (1839–1924): The Piano Lesson (1871)
George Goodwin Kilburne (1839–1924): The Piano Lesson (1871)


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A cat playing the piano
A cat playing the piano, from an 18th-century German postcard


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Some Steinway family members (1890)
Some Steinway family members in 1890


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Welte piano factory, 1912
M. Welte & Söhne piano factory in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1912


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Recording a grand piano in the studio
Credit: eyeliam on Flickr
A Yamaha C7 grand piano miked for audio recording. The placement of the microphones—especially their distance to the strings—has a major influence on the tonal qualities of the piano in the recording (such as whether it will sound bright or mellow).


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Schematic of a piano
Credit: Olek Remesz/Bechstein (latter not the company)
Schematic diagram of a grand piano


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Römhildt piano
Credit: Bechstein on Wikimedia Commons (not related to the company)
Detail of a Römhildt piano manufactured in Weimar


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Yamaha Disklavier
Credit: Yamaha Corporation
A Yamaha Disklavier, a modern reproducing piano (a piano able to mechanically play itself)


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Interior of a grand piano.
Credit: Opus33
Interior of a grand piano demonstrating the concept of duplex scaling, where the portion of the string past the pin blocks vibrates in harmony with the main string.


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Frame of an Estonia piano
Credit: Epp
The bare wood frame of an Estonia piano


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Metropolitan Opera House, a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann (1937)
A sold-out 1937 concert by pianist Josef Hofmann at the Metropolitan Opera House


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