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|Many articles have been written in newspapers, magazines and books about Mr. Denninger's art case pianos. Here is one example published in Connexions Magazine|
THE FORM OF A PIANO
I was inspired to create this piano after completing a commission to rebuild and modify the cabinet of an old Knabe. The original boxy cabinet did not seem related to the character of the instrument's tone or to the form of the music it was capable of producing. In addition, the foot and music board smothered the sound.
My motive was to design a piano that
relates tone and music to visual form. I also wished to improve
the acoustic projection capability through better cabinet design.
The Upright Piano has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Music of Art (1885-86) the Philadelphia Armory (1983), the McFall Center Gallery (Bowling Green, Ohio, 1982), the Rhinebeck American Crafts Fair (Rhinebeck, New York, 1982), Detrich's Pianos (New York City, 1980), the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery (1979), the Kleinert Gallery (Woodstock, New York, 1977), and at the Bear Mountain (New York) Inn Gallery (1977).
|letter of appreciation from the Metropolitan Museum of Art||letter of appreciation from the Smithsonian Institution|