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Steinweg

Steinweg, original name of the Steinway family of piano manufacturers. (Christian Friedrich) Theodore Steinway continued the piano- making business established by his father at Seesen until 1852, when he transferred it to Wolfenbüttel; in 1859 he moved it to Braunschweig, carrying it on there until 1865, when he left for America. The business was then taken over by his partners, Grotrian, Helfferich, and Schulz, under the name “Theodore Steinweg Nachfolger.” In 1886 Grotrian became sole owner, and the business was carried on by his sons Willi and Kurt, the firm name being “Grotrian-Steinweg.”.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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