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Piano Collection

Background imagePiano Collection: Dachshund and Piano

Dachshund and Piano
A musical dachshund plays a tune on the piano

Background imagePiano Collection: Advertisement for Steinway Pianos

Advertisement for Steinway Pianos - no drawing room of distinction has the ideally correct note unless it contains one. circa 1930s

Background imagePiano Collection: Frederic Chopin / Etude

Frederic Chopin / Etude
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his C minor Etude

Background imagePiano Collection: Frederic Chopin / Nocturne

Frederic Chopin / Nocturne
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his Nocturne opus 9 number 2 Date: 1810 - 1849

Background imagePiano Collection: Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20

Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20
JASCHA HEIFETZ American violinist

Background imagePiano Collection: Chopin Concert Radziwill

Chopin Concert Radziwill
FREDERIC CHOPIN Prince Antoni Radziwill, a long admirer of Chopins talents invites him to play at the palace in Berlin

Background imagePiano Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imagePiano Collection: Erik Satie / Renaudin

Erik Satie / Renaudin
ERIK SATIE French composer at the piano

Background imagePiano Collection: CAT PIANO

CAT PIANO
Variations on a catatonic scale : the keys are linked to the cats tails, and when depressed the resulting miaows create a concatenation of feline counterpoint

Background imagePiano Collection: George Gershwin / Musician

George Gershwin / Musician
GEORGE GERSHWIN American composer

Background imagePiano Collection: Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia

Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia
Ballet dancers from the French Academie de Musique et de Danse rehearsing Coppelia (music by Delibes). Mademoiselle Carlotta Zambelli, Italian dancer and teacher, is in pink on the left

Background imagePiano Collection: Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog

Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog
Unusual Friends - Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog. 1960s

Background imagePiano Collection: Various musical instruments

Various musical instruments

Background imagePiano Collection: Frederic Chopin / Preludes

Frederic Chopin / Preludes
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician composing his preludes

Background imagePiano Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician. Seen here in profile, playing a grand piano

Background imagePiano Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imagePiano Collection: Piano playing

Piano playing
A small boy sits at a piano and practises his scales conscientiously

Background imagePiano Collection: They Laughed when I

They Laughed when I
They laughed when I sat down at the piano... (and then, of course, he amazed them all with his virtuosity !)

Background imagePiano Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imagePiano Collection: Couple Dancing / Piano

Couple Dancing / Piano
A couple dancing to popular songs of the day such as Schade, dass man per Telefon nicht kussen kann ( What a shame you can t kiss over the phone )

Background imagePiano Collection: Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra

Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra
Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon (Mrs Fred Wildon - pictured on left with cello) and her Bijou Orchestra - a musical quintet. The Wildon family ran orchestras of various types during the summer in

Background imagePiano Collection: Eugene Ysaye - Belgian Violinist

Eugene Ysaye - Belgian Violinist
Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) - Belgian Violinist Date: circa 1903

Background imagePiano Collection: Photos on piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey

Photos on piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey
Photos on the piano, Lloyd Georges farm at Churt, Surrey. On the back row, l-r: Eleftherios Venizelos, Lloyd George with Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII), General Foch

Background imagePiano Collection: Wa Mozart Silhouette

Wa Mozart Silhouette
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Silhouette of the Austrian composer at the piano

Background imagePiano Collection: Js Bach Conducts

Js Bach Conducts
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH German organist and composer conducts the Whitsunday Cantata Date: 1685 - 1750

Background imagePiano Collection: The Windmill Theatre, 1940

The Windmill Theatre, 1940
Eric Woodburn, seated at the piano, rehearses along with the girls of the Revudeville company at the Windmill Theatre, London. 1940

Background imagePiano Collection: Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten Rehearsing

Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten Rehearsing
Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten rehearsing violin and piano in the Jubilee Hall for the Piano Trios recital in Aldeburgh Parish Church on 24 June 1963. Date: 1963

Background imagePiano Collection: Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin

Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin
Rehearsal for Piano Trios Concert in the Aldeburgh Parish Church (24 June), Aldeburgh Festival 1963. Benjamin Britten (piano)

Background imagePiano Collection: Puccini Leans on Piano

Puccini Leans on Piano
GIACOMO PUCCINI leans on the piano, a cigarette dangling from the side of his mouth

Background imagePiano Collection: Advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano

Advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano
An advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano, the best that British craftsmanship can produce, with a pure singing tone and beauty of finish. Payment by instalments can be arranged... Date: 1913

Background imagePiano Collection: Piano teacher and pupil, 1915

Piano teacher and pupil, 1915
Teacher: What does ff mean? Child(learning military march): Fump! Fump! Date: 1915

Background imagePiano Collection: The Dixieland Jazz Band, c. 1919

The Dixieland Jazz Band, c. 1919 Date: c.1919

Background imagePiano Collection: Racial / French Accordeon

Racial / French Accordeon
A typical French street or cafe musician playing the one-step for accordion

Background imagePiano Collection: Rubinstein Plays Piano

Rubinstein Plays Piano
ANTON RUBINSTEIN over-enthusiastic pianist plays a tune. So caught up in his performance he is lifted bodily from the stool, long hair & coat-tails flying

Background imagePiano Collection: Puccini Mascagni Franche

Puccini Mascagni Franche
GIACOMO PUCCINI with Mascagni (left) and Franchetti (centre) at Milan in 1893

Background imagePiano Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician, seen here as a young man, sitting at a grand piano

Background imagePiano Collection: Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin

Benjamin Britten, Yehudi Menuhin
Rehearsal for Piano Trios Concert in the Aldeburgh Parish Church (24 June), Aldeburgh Festival 1963. Benjamin Britten (piano)

Background imagePiano Collection: Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce

Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN His birthplace at 515 Bonngasse, Bonn The Relic Room Date: 1770 - 1827

Background imagePiano Collection: Phonograph Recording

Phonograph Recording
Recording a man playing the piano using Edisons improved model phonograph

Background imagePiano Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a house

Christmas card in the shape of a house, open to reveal the matchstick people inside, celebrating the festive season. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePiano Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano. circa 1910s

Background imagePiano Collection: Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919

Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919
Selection of bargain pianos, prices start at 148 gns for a Cramer Baby Grand in rosewood to a Chappell upright Boudoir Grand at 64 gns. 1919

Background imagePiano Collection: Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London

Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London
Advertisement for the Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London, in a building containing a concert hall, practice rooms, offices and showroom, built in 1929 by Bechstein, the German piano manufacturers

Background imagePiano Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background imagePiano Collection: Nude model on a break plays a piano

Nude model on a break plays a piano
The Model rests A nude model takes a break from posing for an artist and plays a little ditty on the Baby Grand Piano just off his studio. Date: circa 1914

Background imagePiano Collection: Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz

Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz
One of the men working on debris clearance in London succeeded in wresting a tune from this battered piano - circa late 1940

Background imagePiano Collection: Frederic Chopin / Deathbed

Frederic Chopin / Deathbed
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician on his deathbed

Background imagePiano Collection: Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card

Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s



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