Johann Baptist Streicher
Johann Baptist Streicher (3 January 1796, Vienna – 28 March 1871, Vienna) was an Austrian piano maker. Streicher learned the craft from his parents, Nannette and Andreas Streicher, who ran a successful piano-making business. He became a partner in the business in 1823 and, after the death of his parents, was the sole owner of the company. Among his pupils was the German piano maker Johann Bernhard Klem. Streicher's son Emil sold the family business in 1896 to the brothers Stingl, as grandson Theodor had aspirations as a composer and no interest in continuing the franchise.
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia entry, which references:
- Felix Czeike. Historisches Lexikon Wien. Band 5. Kremayr & Scheriau, Wien 1997, ISBN 978-3-218-00547-0, S. 378
- Tastenwiki - Online-Databank on the history Piano makers