Wednesday, June 16, 2010

1877 Rosewood Steinway Becomes Wall-Mounted Installation at the RCM

There's music in the frakkin' 1877 rosewood Steinway from the Royal Conservatory's instrument archive developed a cracked soundboard. Since the instrument was unplayable, KPMB Architects arranged for it to be mounted on the Evelyn and Burt Lavis Promenade just outside Koerner Hall. Here's a video of its installation:


  1. Cool story and video.

    What will be displayed in the other half of the case?


  2. Good question. When I walked by a few days ago, the other half was still empty.

  3. Anonymous6:12 AM

    I'm surprised they could not replace the soundboard... looks like a beautiful instrument worth restoring. By the way, what was the piece being played on the soundtrack? Sounded a bit like Moszkowski but it was not familiar to me. Very charming.