Ibach, Johannes Adolf

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Ibach, Johannes Adolf

Ibach, Johannes Adolf, German piano maker; b. Barmen, Oct. 17, 1766; d. there, Sept. 14, 1848. In 1794 he founded a piano factory at Barmen, where he also manufactured organs from 1834 with his son C. Rudolf Ibach. He then traded under the name of Adolf Ibach & Sohn. From 1839, the firm was known as Rudolf & Söhne, when his son Richard joined the firm. From 1862 the firm was known as C. Rudolf & Richard Ibach, to distinguish it from another business founded by a third son, Gustav J.The same year C. Rudolf died, and in 1869 his son Rudolf (d. Herrenalb, Black Forest, July 31, 1892) continued the piano factory alone as Rudolf Ibach Sohn. He established a branch at Cologne, gaining medals for the excellence of his pianos, and became purveyor to the Prussian court. Richard Ibach continued the organ factory.


Das Haus I. 1794-1894 (1895).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire