Celebrating Piano Day on a Grand Scale!
Found in: Miscellany & Merriment
On the 88th day (yes, that’s a piano reference!) of 2015, accomplished composer and producer, Nils Frahm, launched Piano Day. Not just a day to celebrate the piano, but also an official body that houses various and exciting piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team was the building of what will be world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450.
Knowing that right now, thousands of Simply Music teachers and students are causing breakthroughs in creativity on their pianos, we didn’t want to miss the celebration! So in honour of our wonderful instrument, we’ve put together this collection of all things piano.
From John Lennon to Coldplay, there is sure to be a song that speaks to you in this list! Clicking on the Playlist before looking at the gallery provides an all-round, sensory treat. Just scroll down to the preview of Coldplay’s Clocks and click the Playlist icon in the top left corner. Once your music is playing, scroll back up to the Best Piano Pop Songs window and click for the gallery.
“The making of a Steinway piano is a time-honored process involving the hands of many skilled craftspeople over the course of almost a full year. Steinway & Sons pianos are built in just two factories worldwide… both have been building pianos for over a century. Although Steinway has always been at the cutting edge in utilizing the latest technology making the piano better, certain things are simply better when done by skilled craftspeople than by a machine. We hope you enjoy this look inside the Steinway New York factory, narrated in detail by the late, great John Steinway.”
We’ve listed a few categories here, but what do you love most about the piano? Whether it’s an artist, composition or photograph, please let us know in the comments below.