Last of Steinways to run piano-maker dies at 93

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September 19, 2008 7:43:53 AM PDT
Henry Z. Steinway, the great-grandson of the founder of the legendary piano-making company his family started in 1853, has died. He was 93.

Suzy Steinway, his daughter, confirmed that her father died on Thursday in Manhattan.

Henry Zeigler Steinway was the last of his family to run the company until he sold it to CBS Corporation in 1977. CBS replaced him as president and he was named chairman of the company.

Steinway retired at 65, but he continued to visit the Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan until a few months ago.

President Bush presented Steinway with the National Medal of Arts in 2007.

CBS sold Steinway in 1985 to what was then a band-instrument manufacturer. That company went public in 1998 is now known as Steinway Musical Instruments.

On The Net:

Steinway & Sons: http://www.steinway.com

Steinway Musical Instruments: http://www.steinwaymusical.com/


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