Sound of Harmony

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Sound of Harmony is the world's most expensive grand piano, a Steinway & Sons art case piano built by Steinway's factory in Hamburg, Germany, in 2008 for 1.2 million.[1] It took Steinway about four years to build the piano.[1] The piano is decorated with inlays of 40 different woods, including the lid which replicates artwork by Chinese painter Shi Qi.[2][2][3] The piano is owned by the art collector Guo Qingxiang and was chosen for use at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China.[1][4][4]


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  3. ^ "Sound of Harmony", Steinway & Sons Official Website. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "'Sound of Harmony' piano to make Expo music". Expo 2010 Shanghai China. Tencent Inc. November 29, 2008. Retrieved August 29, 2011.