Pianometropool is the exclusive distributor of Blüthner pianos in the Benelux.

In our showroom in Rijswijk, the new and used Blüthner pianos and grand pianos are ready to play. Feel free to come and have a look.

Our showroom is open 7 days a week and you can park right in front of the door.

Exclusive Blüthner distributor in the benelux

PianoMetropool is the exclusive distributor of Blüthner pianos in the Benelux.

Blüthner is the iconic Leipzig brand that has been used by masters such as Franz Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov and even John Lennon.

The factory still makes the instruments by hand according to classical methods and is the patent holder of the ‘Aliquot’ system developed in 1873. A smart application in which the tones in the treble (high tones) produce a great sound by means of an extra floating string per choir. There is a reason that people say about Blüthner: “the instruments with the Golden Tone”

In our showroom in Rijswijk, the new and used Blüthner pianos and grand pianos are set up ready to play. Feel free to come and have a look. Our showroom is open 7 days a week and you can park directly in front of the door for free.

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Julius Blüthner established his studio in Leipzig, Saxony in 1853. Julius started together with three other craftsmen. As a deeply religious man, Julius spoke the words: “May God be victorious”. A credo that has enabled his company to develop and survive over the past 164 years. The age of any Blüthner piano can be determined by its serial number.

Pianometropool is Exclusive distributor in the Benelux

Pianometropool is the exclusive distributor of Blüthner pianos and grand pianos in the Benelux. We recently visited the piano factory in Gröss Posna (near Berlin) and were given a tour by Dr. Christian Blüthner himself. The video on this page gives a nice impression of our visit to the piano factory.

In our showroom in Rijswijk, several new and used Blüthner pianos and grand pianos are set up ready to play. Feel free to come and have a look. Our showroom is open 7 days a week and you can park for free in front of the door.

Largest piano maker in Germany

By 1900, Blüthner was the largest piano maker in Germany, producing about 5,000 instruments a year. Blüthner’s most important invention is the aliquot stringing for grand piano and piano. Characteristic of this type is an extra string above each chorus, which is tuned in unison or an octave higher and sounds along via string resonance, which enhances the audibility of the overtones (aliquot) and gives a brighter sound.

After 1903, Blüthner also saw a time when the reproduction piano (pianola) played an increasingly important role. Leipzig was also home to the Hupfeld company, one of the largest manufacturers of pneumatic systems in Germany. For example, many instruments from Blüthner were provided with a so-called Phonola, which was a brand name of Hupfeld.

On April 13, 1910, the founder Julius Blüthner died at the age of 87. The company was now taken over by his three sons Robert, Max and Bruno Blüthner. During the First World War in 1914, the company supplied mainly to the army in the context of “services to the fatherland”.

After the First World War, due to high import duties, mainly Blüthner grand pianos and pianos were sold in large numbers to German customers. Demand grew so rapidly that the annual production of 3,600 units was no longer sufficient. In 1932, the company was commissioned to build a particularly light grand piano for the Hindenburg airship. In 1936, the first Blüthner grand piano flew through the sky over the Atlantic Ocean in the zeppelin LZ 129 “Hindenburg” and broadcast the first piano concerto from the air by 63 radio stations around the world. The basic construction of this grand piano was made of aluminium, the surface was covered with tawny yellow pigskin to save weight.

In the Second World War, the biggest blow came for the Blüthner company, which had hitherto been free from major problems. After a bombing raid in 1943, the factory burned to the ground, and with it virtually all archives and special instruments. Production restarted after the war. In 1948 the first grand pianos came back on the market.

In 1953 the difficult start of the reconstruction was over, and the demand was again so great that the capacity of the company was no longer sufficient. In 1970, a modern new building for 100 employees was inaugurated. The company operated under the name VEB Blüthner Pianos. In 1978, the 125th anniversary was celebrated, and the production number of 144,000 was reached.

Worldwide delivery of pianos and grand pianos

Numerous new sales companies in the United States and other countries were established, thus re-establishing a global presence. Due to the improved market position and growing demand, a new production hall was built in 1996 at the Störmthal business park near Leipzig. In a shop in the old town hall in Leipzig, Blüthner picks up on old traditions and sells his instruments to customers. In 2003 Blüthner celebrated its 150th anniversary with a great festive ceremony. Since production began in 1853, more than 150,000 pianos and grand pianos bearing the Blüthner name have been delivered worldwide.

In 2005, the piano builder organized its own piano music competition in Leipzig for the third time. The participants came mainly from the conservatories in the area. The 2005 winners are Ha-Sun Park (Leipzig), Ying Zhou (Weimar) and Tomoko Takeshito (Leipzig).

In 2012, Blüthner broke new ground by expanding the collection with two digital pianos based on the sounds of the Classic Grant.

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