Piano, Waldstein of Leipzig, from 1930’s

Waldstein of Leipzig Piano in useMy grandfather was a keen piano player and singer, which was fairly common in the early part of last century. In the days before records, CD’s and ipods, people made their own music. Social gatherings usually involved piano playing and singing, at least in my family it did. My mother told me my grandfather had a lovely singing voice and a good ear for a tune, he could play any tune he heard. I don’t remember hearing my grandfather play the piano much when I was a child, though he did let me try to play from his old song-books.

My grandfather’s piano now sits in my son’s room, where it is still very much in use. It gets tuned regularly, though due to its age the frame is a little warped and although the tone is still good, the pitch is not quite perfect.

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2 Responses to Piano, Waldstein of Leipzig, from 1930’s

  1. Jonathan says:

    My grandfather was a very good concert pianist my parents tell me, and it’s a shame because right now he’s old and forgetful and doesn’t talk or do much… And now I play the piano – all the pieces he used to play, but it’s sad I don’t get to talk with him about it.

    Still, when I sit by the piano and play a tune he remembers, I can see the shadow of a smile playing on his lips šŸ™‚

  2. matipofarm says:

    That is lovely that you play tunes your grandfather remembers, I think I will ask my son to play for my mother as she is also old and forgetful, but music still speaks in a way that words don’t. Regards, Dora.

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