Monday, March 22, 2010
"The Patriot Ledger, Quincy MA, on March 18, had a feature article on Audible Art, MFA’s musical instruments are also elegant objects of art. One of the featured items is the Godoy Piano which was the subject of a former Wedgwood Society of Boston lecture and a concert. The photo, four columns wide, is of that piano. The reference to it in the article reads: A 1796 grand piano made by Broadwood and Son in England has a case built by a prominent furniture maker and decorated with Wedgwood medallions. “This was the fanciest piano at that time that had ever been made,” said Kuronen after he played passages from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Kuronen is the curator of the musical instruments department at the MFA. I believe the Godoy piano has 82 or 87 Wedgwood medallions. Click the post title to see this magnificent piano! Better yet, go HERE to see a great article on the history of the piano!