Gdańsk, always providing a point argument Poles and Germans, to 1945, inhabited by different nationalities (and no matter under whose crown subject), in the construction of musical instruments reflected the general situation of their nationality, or a mix of Germans and Poles of different degree of Germanization (assimilation). Continue reading →
Production of pianos in Gdansk was modest and, in relation to the average German city, quite marginal, so that all components of this phenomenon have to look for a suitable prism, not overestimating their importance.
Among several small studios, workshops, factories and manufakturek distinguished label Max Lipczinskiego. I will not risk the claim that it was the "best" of Gdansk label. I do not want, on the one hand, to overestimate its importance at the expense of others; on the other hand, I'm not at all sure, or even longer acting label Heinrichsdorff not on the history of Gdansk building piano more. So what to do with the family Wiszniewskich who can not participate in the "ranking" if only because it created almost 100 years ago, on a completely different scale, producing a completely different instruments, which was not already in the era of Lipczinskiego and Heinrichsdorff design? Read more →
A striking phenomenon in the musical history of nineteenth-century Gdansk and Bydgoszcz signed up Wiszniewskich family of Polish origin, piano builders.
At the moment it is difficult to say to what extent and whether it has been assimilated, but picked names - Friedrich Eugen, Bernhard, Philibert etc. - Rather leave no doubt about that.
Probably, the family came from Warmiaków or Mazurians, living in the southern foreland Konigsberg. Construction of pianos (years 1820-1896) dealt with the five members of the family gathered around the three independent label in Gdansk and at least one in Bydgoszcz . Continue reading →
Trying to find anything on the web about the activities of piano factories in postwar Bank and Leszno , I encounter only on your site. Good, what ?!
But today I was able to find on the net interesting document describing the Polish uprising of the music industry in the early post-war years. The state of the music industry, of course. Continue reading →