One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A piano made by the German piano-builder Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Bechstein (1826–1900) or by the firm which he founded in 1856.
- ‘He was just over two years old when he played his first tune on the family Bechstein in his parents' three-room flat in the southern suburbs of Moscow, copying his sister (who is also a pianist) and his music teacher mother.’
- ‘It doesn't matter whether it is a Fazioli, Steinway, Blüthner, Bechstein - if you don't listen, you will never get this communication.’
- ‘A Bechstein grand stands amid the electric guitars propped up against the fireplace.’
- ‘Dickson's prize possession, her Bechstein grand piano, has been sold at auction, along with other precious pieces from the house they had carefully restored to its original Gothic glory.’
- ‘First the room was laid out differently, partly to take advantage of the Bechstein grand piano on loan to the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture from Klondike National Historic Sites, and partly for the other thing I will mention later.’
- ‘At Harvard he was paid what he called ‘Hollywood rates’ (ten lectures at $600 each); with the proceeds he bought a Bechstein piano and a house in Buckinghamshire, between London and Oxford, where he spent more and more of his time.’
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