Pioneers Turned Millionaires

Season 1 Episode 2

Henry Steinway

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 2011 on Smithsonian Channel
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Henry Steinway
His name is synonymous with quality and excellence, but Henry Steinway’s life was full of tragedy and loss. By the time he was 15, he was forced to make it on his own…which he did in style. Follow the high and low notes of Steinway’s life, from his brave actions in the Battle of Waterloo to his arduous trek to America, where he built a musical instrument empire, one piano at a time. His business made him wealthy, but family made him rich, and though tragedy would again strike, Steinway and Sons kept making music.moreless

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