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Hetty Chid­wick learns what Roger Dal­trey and Kather­ine Jenk­ins couldn’t live with­out, the key to Stein­way pi­anos and what’s been happening in the world of lux­ury

‘Go for the best you can af­ford and don’t opt for a deal price—with pi­anos, you get what you pay for. Don’t buy from the in­ter­net; al­ways go into a shop and play.

A pi­ano’s great­est en­emy is change and fluc­tu­a­tions in heat­ing, so try to keep your home’s tem­per­a­ture con­sis­tent.

Tun­ing de­pends on how much the pi­ano is used and how old it is. When new, it needs to be tuned more of­ten. Sim­i­larly, if the cli­mate it’s kept in changes, it should be tuned. If it’s ham­mered daily, it should also be reg­u­larly tuned— three times a year for a de­cent player at home, monthly for a pro­fes­sional’

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