Tony Bennett sang this charming song by Irving Berlin, written in 1915, on his Grammy-winning performance on MTV Unplugged: “I Love a Piano.”
I Love a Piano – Live, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
Today’s New York Times had this article about the restoration of Cole Porter’s piano. It was a gift from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where Porter made his home when he moved back to the US from Europe in the mid-1930s and was his piano until his death in 1964. The piano continued to live at the Waldorf Astoria, where it was played in a piano lounge.
The Steinway Corporation is refurbishing this storied piano. The article is quite charming!
Grace Notes [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] The piano arrived with a scrap of paper inside, a relic from when it did cocktail-hour duty. On the torn-off page, “Misty” was written in large letters and “please” in smaller letters below.
Just One Of Those Things, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify