The Steinway Saga: An American Dynasty
D. W. Fostle

The Steinway Saga: An American Dynasty

Scribner, 1995. First edition First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. 710 pages. Black and white pictures. Index, bibliography. The meticulously detailed story of the Steinways, a family name that is synonomous with the making of the finest pianos. Heinrich Steinwag (who somewhat Americanized his name to Henry Steinway) and his family emmigrated form Germany to New York City in 1850 and founded in Manhattan the piano manufacturing company bears his name. His son William would become the master of the legend, earning fame and wealth, but he was darkly complex and plagued by intractable pain. His vision for modern American cities, ringed by suburbs, tunneled by subways, arched by graceful bridges, and filled with motorcars, and his attempts to create these things lost him a fortune but The Name survived. Fine Hardcover 9780684193182 (Item ID: WE22653)


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