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Steinway & Sons Annual Report

Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Henry was a master cabinet maker who built his first piano in the kitchen of his Seesen, Germany home. The first piano produced by the company, serial number 483, was sold to a New York […]

Brief Explanations on Two Kinds Characters

Mr. Chong—also known as Old Chong—is Jing-mei’s deaf and partially blind piano teacher. When she realizes that he can’t hear the music, she stops trying to hit the right notes; when she sees that he can’t read fast enough to follow the sheet music, she just keeps up the rhythm and he is pleased. At […]

Prodigies Born or Made

A child prodigy is a person who shows his/her extraordinary abilities in early age. These children usually are very good at different things; however, especially their amazing skills in a certain area make them be prodigies. For example, Abigail Sin, a Singaporean young pianist, is also very good at math. Nevertheless, she won in international […]

Piano Concert Review

On April 23rd, 2011, I went to Simon Sun’s concert at Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg. Simon Sun is a senior at the College of William and Mary majoring in Neuroscience and music. He has played piano for almost seventeen years and was a finalist in the Young Artists International Piano Competition. I was so impressed by […]

Steinway Case

1. What accounts for Steinway’s reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality pianos? What tactical differences do you see between Steinway and Yamaha in their pursuit of high quality? Evaluate each Steinway reputation was a result of the uniqueness and the differentiation in their products. Their long-standing history of perfection in making custom and hand made […]

Some Keys to Making a Steinway

This essay will explain the management process of a Steinway grand piano. More specifically I will discuss in detail the elements of their subsystem, how the company uses the transformation process as inputs and outputs into the environment. Additionally, I will discuss the companies behavioral and operations principles as well as the contingency and universal […]

How Props are Used in Crucible and Importance of Being Earnest

1. Cigarette case: The cigarette case introduced in Act 1 acts as a source for introducing the conflict. It leads the audience to discover John and Algernon’s double lives and introduces the notion of ‘Bunburying’ as named by Algernon. 2. Food: Food is used as a prop quite frequently throughout the play. In Act 1, […]

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