We’re paying more than we should for an apartment in Kyiv, and the reason is that this place came with a piano.pianopic

It’s made by Blüthner, an old German company based in Leipzig.  Since Leipzig ended up in East Germany after World War II, Blüthner became the supplier of good-quality pianos to the Soviet Union.  Hence its presence in Kyiv.

The piano players of the family, Brigid and Molly, aren’t here yet (sigh), and I’ve been dying to know how the thing really sounds.  Well, yesterday a new friend named Jim Schwartz came by and started playing some pieces from memory.

jim_playingI think it sounds pretty nice!

But don’t just take my word for it.

Click on the “play” button to listen.

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4 Responses to “Piano”

  1. Gravatar of marybeth dave emma marybeth dave emma
    16. August 2009 at 01:06

    awesome! 🙂

    watching after vace pizza, love the multimedia

  2. Gravatar of Nora Nora
    16. August 2009 at 01:12

    The piano playing sounded great! Maybe we can play and be on the blog too. Keep up the great work, I can’t wait to see you!

  3. Gravatar of Anita Ranck Anita Ranck
    21. August 2009 at 04:11

    I agree with Nora! I think it sounds great too! I hope Brigid, Molly and Nora can put music on the blog – great idea!! And I WISH I could see you!

  4. Gravatar of J Keener J Keener
    31. August 2009 at 21:52

    Beautiful music, beautiful blog.