The Story

Since 1853, pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany. Their pianos are famous for a clarity and warm, rich sound. All Blüthner grand pianos, with the exception of the smallest baby grand model, feature a unique fourth string called an “Aliquot”, which was originally patented by Julius Blüthner himself in 1872.
This was an innovation in piano design and a key source of Blüthner’s well known warm and romantic sound. In the 19th century, Leipzig in Germany had over 200 piano manufacturers – yet Liszt, Wagner, Mahler, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bruckner, Grieg.

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“I wish to praise you on the excellence of your new Blüthner concert grand piano. The touch is outstanding and the tone is beautiful. I have the highest regard for this instrument.”

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)


“The piano inspired me. I don’t think I ever played better in my life. And then the miracle happened. They played it back to me and I must confess that I had tears in my eyes.”

Arthur Rubenstein (1887 – 1982)

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner (1994)

“We have played on many terrible instruments. Today luckily we have the choice. Blüthner is our favourite.”

John Lennon (1940 – 1980)

The Beatles’ member