|Own a magnificent, one-of-a-kind, art case Steinway concert grand piano while helping to support The Walden Woods Project.|
The piano was designed by renowned marquetry artist Silas Kopf (www.silaskopf.com) and features flora and fauna found in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Woods. It is primarily crafted from American Black Walnut, but also includs six species of wood from the historic woods surrounding Walden Pond (no trees in Walden Woods were felled to manufacture the piano).
The Piano has been played, and its plate signed, by Emanuel Ax, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Elton John, Evgeny Kissin, Sarah McLachlan, and Barbara Nissman.
“A thrumming of piano-strings beyond the gardens and through the elms. At length the melody steals into my being. I know not when it began to occupy me. By some fortunate coincidence of thought or circumstance I am attuned to the universe, I am fitted to hear, my being moves in a sphere of melody… “Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 3 August 1852
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: black walnut|
|Dimensions: 11 feet long (including the bench) and 5.5 feet wide. Weight is 1,000 lbs|
|Primary Classification: Musical Instruments : Other Musical Instruments|
|The Walden Steinway is offered for sale, with a percentage of sales proceeds benefitting the Walden Woods Project.|
The Walden Woods Project, a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by recording artist Don Henley, preserves the land, literature and legacy of the quintessential American author, philosopher, and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, to foster an ethic of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The Project achieves this mission through the integration of five important core activities: conservation, scholarship, education, program activities, and advocacy/awareness. One word, Walden, has come to represent a powerful way of thinking about important global issues.
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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