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CALISIA

 

Upright piano ca. 1952-54, Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, Poland

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Manufactory CALISIA

BRAND

Piano brand, since 1949, a renaming of the Arnolf Gustav FIBIGER factory of 1878. And the successor was Gustaw FIBIGER II.

CALISIA builded already 44777 pianos in 1968. And until 1977 they produced 78161 pianos. (1)

 

Pianoforte-brand of FIBIGER

BIO

This factory established in Calisia [or Kalisz], in Poland, since 1949  by Gustav Arnold FIBIGER (°1878). The factory become closed during WW1. After WW1 and WW2 the Soviet occupation of Poland, this company was nationalized in 1945, and they only made furniture. From around 1949, they begun again a new pianoforte production. In 2007, the Calisia factory closed. After 2010, the Calisia name was acquired by VERSHOLD.

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Fortepiany koncertowe „CALISIA” by Janusz Starzyk

calisia.pianina.pl

The Calisia History

Produkcja pianin CALISIA w latach 1950–59, of Janusz Starzyk

 

Calisia (Kalisz)
CERULLI Józef

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer (date ?) Warsaw (Warszawa)
CHAMSKI  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer (date ?) ???
CHOJNACKI Ludwik Ferdinand Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer (date ?) Warsaw (Warszawa)
CIEPLIK Theobald  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and music editor ca. 1892–1944

1929 - "Aus der Firma Musikhaus Th. Cieplik G. m. b. H. Hauptgeschäft Beuthen ist Frau Anna Cieplik als Geschäftsführerin ausgeschieden und an ihre Stelle Herr Direktor August Kaul aus Bad Homburg getreten. Der alleinige Gesellschafter ist Herr Theobald Cieplik. Das Musikhaus Theobald Cieplik in Hindenburg ist von der Firma Musikhaus Th. Cieplik G. m. b. H. in Beuthen käuflich erworben worden und wird als Filiale weitergeführt. Die Firma Th. Cieplik G. m. b. H. besitzt außer der Filiale in Hindenburg noch die Filialen in Gleiwitz, in Oppeln und außerdem eine Klavierniederlage in Ratibor." Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, 1929, p. 400

 

33, Bahnhofstrasse (*1929)(*1933), Beuthen (before in Germany, now in Bytom, Poland)

Succursales :

11, Wilhelmstrasse (*1931), Gleiwitz, Poland 

297, Kronprinzenstrasse (*1931), Hindenburg, Germany

36, Krakauer Strasse (*1931) , Oppeln (Opole), Poland

1, Malzstrasse (*1931), Ratibor, Poland

 

CYGAN Walenty Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1870 36, Leszno (*1870), Warsaw (Warszawa)
CYFROWICZ August  

Grand pianoforte ca. 1830, Muzeum Narodowe, Cracow, Poland
Grand pianoforte ca. 1830-1835, Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Bydgoszcz (formerly Bromberg), Poland

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830-35 Cracow
CZISZAK  

BIO

“CZISZAK et PETERSEN, facteurs de pianos à Krzemieniec vers 1840, cités par le Tyyodnik Petersburgski de la même année.” Les musiciens polonais et slaves, anciens et modernes: dictionnaire, Albert Sowiński, 1857, p. 139

"CZISAK and PETERSEN, founded a pianoforte factory in Krzemieniec around 1830. After their fall, the Lyceum moved to Kiev, where their instruments were very successful. In a short time they played on their grand pianoforte in numerous courts in Podolia, Volhynia and Ukraine." (Google-translation) Słownik muzyków polskich : dawnych i nowoczesnych kompozytorów, wyrtuozów ..., Albert Sowiński, 1874, p. 69

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830-40

CZISZAK et PETERESEN (ca. 1840), look also to PETERESEN

Krzemienieç
 

 

(*1857): 'Les musiciens polonais et slaves, anciens et modernes: dictionnaire', Albert Sowiński, 1857, p. 139

 

 

 

(*1929): 'Musique-Adresses Universel', 1929

(*1931): 'Adressbuch des deutschen Buchhandels' 1931, p. 110

(*1933): 'The Edwin A. Fleisher music collection in the Free library of Philadelphia', 1933, p. 14

(1): 'Histoire de piano de 1700 à 1950', Mario Pizzi, 1983

 

 
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