Stein, Karl Andreas

1797-1863

 

Son of Matthaus Andreas Stein; born in Vienna. His talents developed early, and after studying composition, harmony and piano with Forster, he became an excellent teacher and concert pianist. In later years he devoted himself to piano manufacturing in his father's factory, was granted a patent in 1829, and appointed Court piano-maker in 1844. His book on the playing, tuning and preserving of Stein pianos is very valuable, and he published besides a number of pianopieces, and left in manuscript a comic opera called Die goldene Gans; two orchestral overtures and two concertos for piano with orchestra.