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After he finished studying piano making in Vienna in 1815, Buchholtz came back to Warsaw and founded a piano factory at 1352 Mazowiecka street. One of his pianos was owned by Chopin's family. The composer was also a frequent guest of Bucholtz's home art salon and a factory store. Buchholtz died in 1837, but his wife and later their son Julian continued with the business. Only a small number of pianos made by Buchholtz factory survived until XXI century. In 2017 there was made a replica of a Buchholtz piano, which was later used in the first International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in 2018.
References[change | change source]
- Martha Novak Clinkscale. Makers of the Piano: 1820-1860. Oxford University Press, 1993. p.64
- Vogel, “Fortepiany i idiofony klawiszowe w Królestwie Polskim w latach młodości Chopina,” 64.
- "Exploring the sound world of Chopin on period pianos". bachtrack.com. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
- "Chopin's Pianos". Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa. Retrieved 2021-07-14.