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The Baldwin: The Story of a Piano Restoration – Ruthmere Museum & Chupp’s Pianos

Partnering With The Ruthmere to Restore Local History 

This historic Baldwin Model M Baby Grand Piano was fully rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service. Built in 1938 at the Cincinnati Baldwin piano factory, this grand piano was a family heirloom of the Deputy family, the last residents of the historic Ruthmere Mansion in Elkhart, Indiana. (In fact, one of their family portraits at the museum shows the family sitting around this very piano.) The piano is believed to have been moved out of the mansion in 1969. Recently, the Deputy family generously donated the Baldwin piano to the Ruthmere Museum, returning it to its former home. This is the story of a historic piano’s full restoration. Producer/Shooter/Director: Benjamin Rogers - Music Written & Performed by Philip Balke - Special thanks to The Ruthmere Museum of Elkhart, IN. Read More

VIDEO: “I’m Not That Girl” from Wicked on Steinway M #227953

"Wicked" Piano Cover on Steinway M #227953

Piano Technician/Pianist Philip Balke performs 'I'm Not That Girl' from the beloved Broadway musical, 'Wicked'. Written by Stephen Schwartz, originally recorded by Idina Menzel (original song) and Kristin Chenoweth (reprise). Performed on restored Steinway & Sons Model M Grand Piano #227953. Recorded at the Chupp's Piano Showroom in Goshen, Indiana, video production by Benjamin Rogers.
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Hands on Piano | Holiday Christmas Piano Music

Christmas Piano Video Roundup – Holiday Piano Music

December 2016 | Christmas Music Video Highlights

The holiday season is here! Below are a number of videos we have produced, featuring Christmas music. Enjoy!

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" played on a vintage Steinway Model O Grand Piano by Benjamin Rogers. This classic Christmas song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. The piano was built in 1918 at the New York Steinway Factory and features a figured African Flame Mahogany cabinet. It is currently awaiting purchase or restoration at our New Paris, IN. Rebuilding Facility.

Philip performing 'Carol of the Bells' on an Art Case 1917 Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano. [George Winston arrangement.] Carol of the Bells was written by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914. The piano was built during the height of the golden age of piano manufacturing and features a rich, Circassian Walnut cabinet in a Louis XV style. Art Case pianos like this represent the very finest in piano craftsmanship.

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The Great Piano Scam | The Joyce Hatto Story

The Great Piano Scam | The Story of Joyce Hatto

This short documentary tells the story of one of the greatest classical music scams in the music industry’s history. Joyce Hatto was a concert pianist, who gained critical acclaim late in her life as dozens of her recordings drew rave reviews. Critics and the public were enamored by the story of the long retired pianist making her return while battling cancer. But were these her recordings? This is the story of the piano scam that fooled an industry.…

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June Piano Video Roundup | Chupp’s Pianos

6.29.15 | Piano Video Roundup

As the month of June comes to a close, here are some of the month’s piano video highlights via YouTube.

Philip Balke performs ‘Moonglow’ on one of our Steinway Model M Grand Pianos. Built in 1986 this Walnut piano features warm bass and a clear overall tone.…

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