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HABERLAND Johann 'Pianofortefabrik' (*1873)  

 Wrocław (Breslau, formerly Germany)

 

HADER A.

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893  

12, Victoriastrasse (*1893), Wrocław (Breslau, formerly Germany)

 

HAETZEL Carl 'Pianofortefabrik' (*1873)  

 Wrocław (Breslau, formerly Germany)

 

HEINRICH Joachim Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ?? Scczecin (Stettin, formerly Prussia)
HEINRICHSDORFF O. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ??  Danzig (now back Gdańsk)
HELBIG Gottfried

(17?? - 1796)

 

BIO

"Helbig (Gottfried), Organist in Liegnitz um 1790, rühmlichst bekannt durch seine Klaviere, Fortepianos mit und ohne Flöten und große Flügel-Instrumente. Er starb am 1. Januar 1796 und hinterließ einen Sohn Gottlob, der seit 8 Jahren ander Seite seines Vaters gearbeitet, und seine Geschicklichkeit geerbt hatte." Die Tonkünstler Schlesiens: ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Schlesiens vom ..., Carl Julius Adolf Hoffmann, 1830, p. 179

 

Pianoforte-maker and organist since 1806

Followed by his son Gottlob HELBIG.

Legnica (Liegnitz, formerly Germany)
HENGSTEL Karl  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1844

Followed by his son Theodor HENGSTEL.

 

Legnica (Liegnitz, formerly Germany)
HERMANN C. H.  

BERLIN - "No. 2492. C. H. Herrmann in Stettin, ein Fortepiano in Palysander, Preis 200 Thlr. Hat ein recht hübsches, elegantes Acussere und erscheint auch in Bezug auf Claviatur und Ton als ein ziemlich gelungenes lnstrument, uur dürfte der Preis ein etwas zu hoher sein." Berliner musikalische Zeitung, Volume 1, 02/11/1844, p. 1

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1844

Exhibitors list Berlin, 1844

Scczecin (Stettin, formerly Prussia)
 

HERMAN & GROSSMAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUB

Advertisement in Naz rok 1913', p. 119 (rcin.org.pl)

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1856

"Herman and Grossmann - GREAT COMPOSITION - Forteplans and Foreign Bodies - Miodowa Street Nr. 484 lit. A. He has a great selection of pianos and pianos from the first European factories, such as Erard, Pleyel, Herz, Steinvay, Bechstein, Roenisch, Promberger, Bösendorfer and Orgue Melodions, Harmoniums, Organs, Debain's mechanical pianos. Alexandre, Bruni and Co. - Salon for rental Instruments - (for the purpose of 100 instruments) If any of pp. Instruments wished to acquire one of them, he would be allowed to lose half his already paid rent, paying the remainder to the real renter at the agreed price. Facilitating payment for people who can provide the appropriate guarantee." (Google-translation) Przewodnik warszawski informacyjno-adressowy na rok ..., 1870, p. 520

 

484a, Miodowa Street (*1869)(*1870), 16, Mazowiecka Street (*1899)(**1913), Warsaw (Warszawa)

Sucursale :

33, Morska Street (**1913),  St. Petersburg, Russia

HERMANN Józef Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1870 9, Wązki-Dunaj (*1870), Warsaw (Warszawa)
HERZOG   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ?? Scczecin (Stettin, formerly Prussia)
HILD J.
| HILDT
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca.1895-99  

24, Leszno (*1895)(*1896)(*1897)(*1899), Warsaw (Warszawa)

HILD J.
| HILDT
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-99  

20, Leszno (*1893)(*1895)(*1896)(*1897)(*1899), Warsaw (Warszawa)

 

HINTZ Fryderyk
| HINZ | HINCZ

(1809 - 1890)(2)

 

Grand pianoforte ca. 1870-80, Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, Poland
Grand pianoforte ca. 1880-90, Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, Poland

INFO EXTRA

Biography of Fryderyk HINTZ in The Piano in Polish Collections, by Benjamin VOGEL

Fryderyk Hintz and his pianos, by Rottermund K.

 

Pianoforte-maker since 1840 (1)

BIO

“HINTZ ( ) facteur de pianos à Kalisz, cité par le Journal de Musique de Saint-Pétersbourg en 1840.” Les musiciens polonais et slaves, anciens et modernes: dictionnaire, Albert Sowiński, 1857, p. 263

 

Calisia (Kalisz) (1870-80)

Warsaw (Warszawa)

HINZ Julian Roman
| HINZ | HINCZ

 

Grand pianoforte ca. 1870-80, Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Bydgoszcz (formerly Bromberg), Poland

 
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1869-96 1292, Nowy Swiat (*1869), 1, Nowy Swiat (*1895)(*1896), Warsaw (Warszawa)
HIRSCH J.   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ?? Warsaw (Warszawa)
HOCHHAUSER Maksymilian
| HOHENHAUSER
 

Grand pianoforte ca. 1841, Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Bydgoszcz (formerly Bromberg), Poland

 

 

Pianoforte-maker ca. 1840

INFO EXTRA

Biography of HOCHHAUSER Maksymilian in The Piano in Polish Collections, by Benjamin VOGEL

 

Warsaw (Warszawa)
HOEHNE Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1899-1907 14, Vorwerkstrasse (*1899)(*1903)(*1905)(*1907), Wrocław (formerly Breslau, Germany)
HOFER Antoni  

Grand pianoforte n° 427 ca. 1860, Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, Poland
Piano n° 491 ca. 1855, private collection, Warsaw, Poland
Grand pianoforte n° 722 ca. 1863, Muzeum Historii Przemyslu, Opatówek, Poland
Grand pianoforte n° 2393 ca. 1879, Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Poland

VIENNA - "La Russie nous a présenté quelques pianos à queue; [...] ; mais nous avons trouvé une remarquable facilité de clavier dans un instrument exposé par M. Hofer, à Varsovie. La sonorité en chantante, quoique un peu métallique." Exposition universelle de Vienne en 1873. Section française. Rapport sur les instruments de musique, par M. Lissajous, 1873, p. 5

VIENNA - "5. Hofer, Antoine, à Varsovie. Pianos à queue de concert et de cabinet. Établissement fondé en 1835. Valeur de la fabrication annuelle 69,000 roubles. 52 ouvriers." Catalogue Special de la section Russe à l’exposition Universelle de Vienne en 1873, 1873

VIENNA - "La Russie nous a présenté quelques pianos à queue; [...] ; mais nous avons trouvé une remarquable facilité de clavier dans un instrument exposé par M. Hofer, à Varsovie. La sonorité en chantante, quoique un peu métallique." Exposition universelle de Vienne en 1873. Section française. Rapport sur les instruments de musique, par M. Lissajous, 1873, p. 5

INFO EXTRA

wiki : Antoni HOFER

Biography of Antoni HOFER in The Piano in Polish Collections, by Benjamin VOGEL

 

 

Pianoforte-maker since 1845

Successor of MAINLINGA Jerzego (°1826)

BIO

"HOFERT ( ) facteur de pianos à Varsovie, avec Krahl en 1848 (Journaux Polonais)." Les musiciens polonais et slaves, anciens et modernes: dictionnaire, Albert Sowiński, 1857, p. 263

1871 - "Nevertheless, a well-run factory in Warsaw, under the name of Antoni Hofer, founded in 1826 by Jerzego Mainnling, passed in 1845 the ownership of its present owner, who greatly expanded it to the production of piano pieces 102 per year, occupying the industry has over thirty workers." (Google-translation) Kłosy: czasopismo illustr. tygodniowe, poświęcone literaturze, 1871, p. 350

1874 - "H0FERT [sic] (ANTONI), producer of piano in Warsaw. He founded his factory on Elektoralna Street in 1841. His instrument was a good one, a carefully worked mechanism, a bright and pleasant tone. Received a medal at the 1859 exhibition." Słownik muzyków polskich: dawnych i nowoczesnych kompozytorów, wyrtuozów, 1874, p. 148


(continuation)

VIENNA - "In the group of musical instruments there are pianos of two Polish manufacturers from Warsaw; This is not so much if one considers that the Polish kingdom in different cities, namely in Warsaw and in Kalisz, has quite a large number of piano factories which are not in good condition abroad. At the exhibition there are two pianos Antoni Hofer.a, concert and the living room, and concert grand piano Julian Malecki. We heard a name unknown to us, playing the pianist Malyski. The strength and purity of the tones left nothing to be desired, as well as the elegance of the building. Małecki's pianist can compete with the Americans, who in recent years have been regarded as one of the best and perhaps the best of the Paris show. Its factory was founded in Warsaw in 1835, today employs 52 workers, and produces pianos for 59,000 rubles a year." (Google-translation) Polska na Wystawie Powszechnej w Wiedniu 1873. r: listy Agatona Gillera, 1873, p. 40

VIENNA - "1. Antoine Hofer aus Warschau für einen grossen kreuzsaitigen Flügel mit Stosszungenmechanik und einen kreuzsaitigen Stutzflügel." Musikalische Instrumente, [Expo Vienne], Oscar Paul, 1874, p. 77

Medal Warsaw (?), 1859 | 'Verdienstmedaille' Vienna, 1873

795, Elektoralna Street (*1869), 5, Elektoralna Street (*1870)(*1893), Warsaw (Warszawa)
HOFER I HINZ Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ?? ???
HOFFMANN Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1909  

10, Wilhelmestrasse (*1893), 37, neue Goldbergstraase (*1895)(*1896)(*1897)(*1899°(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), Legnica (Liegnitz, formerly Germany)

 

HORKO Antoni 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1869-70 809, Solna (*1869), 7, Solna (*1870), Warsaw (Warszawa)
HORSZOWSKI Stanislaw

(1864 - 1937)

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1890

HORSZOWSKI S. & M. S. SZKIELSKI (1905-23); (**1912)(**1919) - see also SZKIELSKI

"HORSZEWSKI STANISLAW
born on 06/27/1864, died 20/03/1937
Pianoforte-maker and / or piano and harmonium dealer since 1896.
From 1909 until 1923 together with Michael Szkielski
City LWÓW (now Ukraine : Lviv)."
Information kindly established by Janusz Starzyk

 

8, Ossolińskich (**1912), Lwów (now Lviv in Ukraine)
HUBERT Wincenty Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ?? Poznan or Warsaw (Warszawa)
HÜBNER M. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1909  

14, Kupferschmiedstrasse (*1893), 161, Steindamm (*1896)(*1907)(*1909), Wrocław (Breslau, formerly Germany)

 

HUTTNER Alfred  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1896  

58, Ohlauerstrasse (*1899)(*1903)(*1905)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), Wrocław (Breslau, formerly Germany)

 

HUTOBA  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1810

"HUTOBA, a pianoforte-maker in Vilnius [Wilnie], had a significant bet around 1810." (Google-translation) Słownik muzyków polskich : dawnych i nowoczesnych kompozytorów, wyrtuozów ..., Albert Sowiński, 1874, p. 151

 

Vilnius (Wilnie)
 

(*1869): 'Przewodnik warszawski informacyjno-adressowy na rok ...', 1869, p. 242+261

(*1870): 'Przewodnik warszawski informacyjno-adressowy na rok ...', 1870

(*1873): 'Handbuch der Leistungsfähigkeit der gesammten Industrie ...', 1873, p. 63-65

(*1893): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1893, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 741, Breslau p. 621, Danzig p. 624, Liegnitz p. 637

(*1895): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1895, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 840, Breslau p. 693, Liegnitz p. 706

(*1896): ‘Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1896, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 837, Breslau p. 685, Danzig p. 688, Königsberg p. 695, Liegnitz p. 698

(*1897): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1897, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 973, Breslau p. 811, Liegnitz p. 824

(*1899): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1899, Breslau p. 972 Liegnitz p. 988, Warsaw p. 1161 (Gallica)

 

 

(*1903): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1903, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 1254, Breslau p. 1066

(*1905): ‘Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical’, 1905, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 1255, Breslau p. 1071

(*1906): ‘Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical’, 1906, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 1250, Breslau p. 1056, Liegnitz p. 1068

(*1907): ‘Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical’, 1907, (Gallica), Warsaw p. 1255, Breslau p. 1061, Liegnitz p. 1072, Königsberg p. 1069

(*1909): ‘Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical’, 1909, (Gallica),  Warsaw p. 1278, Breslau p. 1068, Liegnitz p. 1079, Königsberg p. 1076

(**1912): 'Musikbuch aus Österreich', 1912, p. 295

(**1913): 'Naz rok 1913', p. 119 (rcin.org.pl)

(**1919): 'Industrie-Compass 1919, Band VI: Deutschösterreich, Tschechoslowakei, Polen, Ungarn, Jugoslawien', 1919, p. 214 (portal-images.zedhia.at)

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

(2): B. Vogel, 'Fortepian polski, Budownictwo fortepianów na ziemiach polskich od poł. XVIII w. do II wojny światowej', Warsawa 1995

(3): Wroclaw piano manufacturers at the end of the 18th and during the 19th century, by Rottermund K.

 

 
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