THE HISTORY OF BLÜTHNER
Blüthner Pianos remains a family run business having been established by Julius Blüthner in a studio in Leipzig, 1853. Julius began manufacturing pianos with just three other craftsman but the success of their work meant that, by 1900, Blüthner had become the largest piano maker in Germany, producing some 5,000 instruments annually. In 1890 Blüthner built a new factory with space for 1200 workers and while most competitors looked inwards, Julius Blüthner looked to export to the rest of Europe.
Blüthner has always been visually innovative, with an impressive range of Design Pianos and exquisite pianos such as the Blüthner PH Grand, but it has also been musically exploring the mechanics of tone such as with the creation of the Aliquot string, an added fourth string which vibrates sympathetically, cylindrical soundboards and angle cut hammers, creating Blüthner’s unique Gloden Tone.