A rare piano that escaped the Holocaust is restored to its former glory. The groundbreaking Ibach grand piano, brought back from Germany in the 1930s by a Jewish family fleeing the Nazis, could not be played for decades. The groundbreaking Ibach grand piano, brought from Germany in the 1930s by a Jewish family fleeing the Nazis, could not be played for decades. The future of the piano was again called into question when the family downsized a few months ago. He was brought to the U.S. with his family from Nazi Germany. And now the big kid is preparing for his next life, according to site member Michaela Winberg, WHY. When Rudnicki’s restoration is complete, the piano should look like this Ibach piano from the Roberts English Piano Studio. Over the next half century, the family heirloom moved to relatives in South Carolina and Florida before finally returning to Philadelphia. Next up was an Ibach piano, first owned by a German woman named Heidi Brauer. It was Tom Rudnicki who worked on another piano at his restoration shop, Philatuner. At the time, small Ibach pianos were innovative, small but built with a full sound. Heidi was a classically trained pianist who instilled in her family a love of music that has continued for four generations. Piano at a fenced school in Philadelphia. Her family fled Germany in 1936, thanks to her brother, the world-renowned lawyer Hans Frank. Rudnicki wants the piano to be playable again, but to leave the exterior finish as is. Before the move, the family opted for a partial restoration. But this German-made Ibach piano still tells a story. Grandson Eric recalls that the piano was the centerpiece of “their” home.
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