Blown Away by Piano

I enjoyed the article about UW pianist Christopher Taylor [“Frankenpianist,” Spring 2014].

In particular, it was great to hear that the dual manual Steinway is in such good hands. In 1977, I was taking Robert C. Nesbit’s History of Wisconsin course. I was able to meet many living composers, and contacted Gunnar Johansen, who graciously invited me to his home. He took me into his studio where I saw the Moór Steinway. I was blown away. He told me that he used that piano in his recordings of the complete keyboard works of J.S. Bach.

Marc Williams ’77, MD’81 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Published in the Summer 2014 issue

Tags: Arts, Engineering

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