He soon followed up with a video of the piano delivery in action. Watch as the crane lifts the Spirio to the upper-story window, out of its crate and on its side supported by a pallet:
Several of the replies on his tweet remarked that it was too much of a heart-in-mouth moment. It was not until four days later that we saw a photo of the Steinway Spirio safe on Howard Jones’ home studio.
THE STEINWAY PIANOS OF HOWARD JONES
In 1989, the artist purchased a Steinway model D concert grand piano. It is the longest of grand pianos with a length of 274 cm — the standard of concert halls. He had since composed several songs and performed on it for his recordings. After those 33 years of making music, Howard Jones has decided to put this piano up for auction to make room for the Spirio.
This new Steinway Spirio is a high-resolution player piano. It is a Steinway as we know it — the word’s finest piano — that also plays by itself. It captures and replicates the nuances of an artist’s playing so accurately that its music is indistinguishable from a live performance. With its technology, the Spirio does open up a lot of opportunities for musicians, and we are excited to listen to the music that Howard Jones will create with it.
PIANOS FEATURED IN THIS ARTICLE
THE STEINWAY SPIRIO
HOWARD JONES’ NEW PIANO
The STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO is the world’s finest high resolution player piano. It replays the performances with such nuance that they are indistinguishable from a live performance.
STEINWAY CONCERT GRAND MODEL D-274
HOWARD JONES’ PIANO SINCE 1989
At 274 cm (8′ 11¾”) in length, this majestic musical instrument is the pinnacle of concert grands. It is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and the standard of top performance halls.