How Pianos will now be Made in England
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Cavendish Pianos, based in former cowsheds in the Yorkshire Dales, is hoping to revive the art of making pianos. It's claimed that during the late 19th century, more people were employed making uprights and grands in London, than in any other manufacturing business. But over the years, the sound of British piano makers faded as the industry moved to the far east. So could it become as desirable to own a set of ivories with a Made in England label, as it is to own say a Steinway, made in Germany or America? Harriet Smith is a music journalist specialising in pianos, and founding editor of the "International Piano Quarterly"
about 1 year ago