PRAMBERGER TIMELINE

The Pramberger timeline and Legacy began in Austria in 1779.  The Pramberger Legacy is an illustrious one.  There are many names associated with the Pramberger Legacy that everyone will know.  I will post some of the Pramberger Legacy.  For the rest of the story click the following link.http://prambergerpianoco.com/about-us/

Timeline
1700’s
• 1700 Bartomeo Cristofori develops the first piano
• 1723 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) becomes choirmaster of Saint Thomas’s church, Leipzig, Germany
• c1750 Pramberger family immigrates to Vienna, Austria from the Black Forest region of Germany
• 1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) is born in Salzburg, Austria
• 1779 Joseph Johann Pramberger (1779–1834) is born in Tyrol, Austria
• 1780 Nanette Stein-Streicher develops the improved Vienna action for the piano-forte
• 1792 Schweighofer & Sohne piano makers established in Vienna. By 1900s was Vienna’s oldest firm
• 1792 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) moves to Vienna to study under Joseph Haydn

1800’s
• 1800 Joseph Johann Pramberger, after apprenticeship under Mathias Muller, partners with Michael Schweighofer
• 1810 Joseph Johann Pramberger acquires full ownership of Schweighofer & Pramberger piano shop in Vienna
• 1810 Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849) is born
• 1811 Johann Pramberger, Jr. is born in Vienna, studies under his father, and eventually leads the family business
• 1814 Beethoven’s last public appearance
• 1814 Joseph Pramberger is born, studies with father and brother and becomes an independent piano builder
• 1821 Sebastian Erard patents double escapement piano-forte action
• 1821 Johann Pramberger Jr. invents a new piano stop called the Violoncellton
• 1824 Johann Pramberger Sr. patents new type of piano called a Sirenion
• 1824 Pramberger receives patents for design work on piano strings and metal soundboard
• 1827 John Broadwood patents iron hitchpin piano frame with cross bars
• 1839 Pramberger piano receives honorable mention at Vienna exhibition
• 1851 Franz Liszt, (1811–1886), composes “Transcendental Etudes”
• 1853 Steinway & Sons® piano makers established in Astoria, New York
• 1859 “Modern” overstrung scale with full iron frame patented
• 1867 Pramberger piano receives Bronze Medal at Paris exposition
• 1873 Pramberger piano receives Medal for Technical Excellence in Vienna
• 1892 Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) composes “Prelude in C-sharp Minor”
• 1899 Scott Joplin (1868–1917) composes “Maple Leaf Rag”

1900’s
• 1900 Pneumatic player pianos developed
• 1904 Vladimir Horowitz (1904–1989) is born
• 1909 Anton Pramberger is born
• 1913 Pramberger family members begin working at Steinway & Sons®, NY
• 1924 George Gershwin (1898–1937) composes “Rhapsody in Blue”
• 1930 Duke Ellington (1899–1974) broadcasts jazz from the Cotton Club, Harlem, NY
• 1950 Anton Pramberger family immigrates to New York City. Anton begins work at Steinway & Sons®
• 1958 Joseph J. Pramberger begins work at Steinway & Sons®, NY
• 1975 Joseph J. Pramberger invents patented bushing for piano actions
• 1987 Joseph J. Pramberger leaves Steinway & Sons® and creates Pramberger Pianos Ltd., NY

2000’s
• 2000 Pramberger Platinum Edition world-class grand piano models JP-185 and JP-208 debut
• 2004 Pramberger joins the SMC family
• 2005 The torch is passed to a new American design team to carry on Joseph Pramberger’s commitment to quality and attention to detail
• 2009 SMC begins American assembly

 

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