I am very excited. Who says life has no more surprises?
I have just bought a piano which has seen better days. Only enough of the basics are still there that I think it is retrievable.
Everyone's business evolves, like our lives evolve. I am nearly retired, except for concert work and looking after the musical community. And I am not in good shape. Just walking leaning on a cane is a chore. So, I thought that my aim at this point should be to improve my mobility, so I can keep doing concert work.
??A large piano has sat in a local fraternity for at least 60 years, getting gradually more derelict by the year. It's an above-average fraternity, or the thing wouldn't be playable at all. Well, it barely is.
??I advised the fraternity on what to get, within their purchase budget which kept changing. I found them a totally pristine 6'4" Boston grand, privately owned, not far away, at an excellent price. So they are doing just fine. But they needed to sell their old piano, and I found I had some very decided opinions as to what was and wasn't appropriate for it.
In the end, the easiest thing was to buy it. (If you want to do something right, do it yourself.) It is supposed to arrive on Sept. 8. I have a lot to do to make room for it.
It's a Steinway C, made in 1887!