October 15, 2012 by anelim
What a hilarious gem! Thanks to the NYTimes‘ digital archive, I found this 1885 article, whilst trawling the net for piano practice rooms.
In the city of Berlin there are, it is estimated, 217,430 persons who daily practice piano playing. Most of them begin at 8 o’clock A.M. and practice until 12, and perhaps three-fourths of them also practice from 8 o’clock P.M. until 10. …
You can read the full article here. And if you know of piano practice rooms – or someone selling an old clavinova or another electric piano in Berlin – let me know!