By Suzette Lombard
Principal Music Librarian
Unfortunately even well-made pianos don’t last forever, and in 2012 the SABC Music Library had to say goodbye to one of our collection of pianos, of which the frame had cracked.
Fortunately we were able to acquire a brand new Yamaha C5 grand piano to replace it.
Yamaha is the world’s largest manufacturers of musical instruments, and has been making pianos since 1897. This piano is a great example of the dedication, vast knowledge, skill and hard work that go into making a modern day concert standard piano. Not only does it have to have a good sound and excellent mechanical action to please even the most demanding pianist, but it also has to look beautiful and be strong and rugged, in order to withstand the constant moving and handling.
A combination of traditional craftsmanship and advanced acoustical technology has made this possible.
We are looking forward to this beauty’s first performance.
Photos taken last week Wednesday at the arrival of the new piano.
|The Music Librarian looking on|
(Photos by Karen du Toit)