Historical Articles about Musical Instruments.
This page contains links to selected articles that are important to people interested in musical instrument history. While most of the articles are from The Musical Courier, I have posted information from other sources. All the pages in this series except for Joppig's images can be purchased as a bound set. The bound set will include over 20 articles. Text will be printed on acid free paper. Covers will be card stock. Binding will be spiral black plastic. To purchase a copy, scroll to the bottom of this page and look for the link.
"A Brief Introduction to The Musical Courier."
"American Musical Instruments." [One of the most informative articles about the U.S. piano and organ industry to appear within The Musical Courier, written in 1896 by William Steinway]
"Conn-Distin-Pepper." [A series of articles mainly from The Musical Courier about the feud between C.G. Conn and J.W. Pepper; talk about some lively reading!]
"History of Oliver Ditson Company." [Article from The Musical Courier]
Oscar Laffert Obituary. [Early organologist; article from The Musical Courier]
"The Metropolitan Museum, Crosby Brown Collection, and Mr. Steinert's Collection." [Article from The Musical Courier]
"The Music of the First Christian Era." [Article from The Musical Courier]
"Obituary." [Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax. Some information is not altogether correct. Article from The Musical Courier]
"Organ Reeds." [Brief history of the U.S. reed organ industry; article from Vox Humana]
"Steinert Collection of Keyboard Instruments." [Article from The Musical Courier]
"Paul de Wit's collection of musical instruments." [Article from The Musical Courier]