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Re: CD 318

> My understanding is that when performers chose specific instruments that
> they wanted to use regularly for concerts or recording, Steinway gave
> pianos CD numbers.
> --best, jvb

So if we combine this with another post that says CD stands for concert
division, we get CD 318 standing for the 318th concert division piano that
has been reserved for a particular pianist.  So in a way, 318 refers to
Gould as well as the piano.  CD 318 means "Glenn Gould's Reserved Piano
owned by Steinway."  This helps explain why Gould get a letter from Steinway
after he has purchased CD 318 that calls the piano by its serial number
317,194.  The piano, in the eyes of Steinway, should no longer be called by
a CD number because its no longer part of the Steinway concert division.  I
wonder if the number was retired, or if someone else has it now?

Technically, its beginning to look like CD 318 is just a temporary official
Steinway in-house name for the piano that happens to have (perhaps
inappropriately) stuck.  I understand that Gould and we people who follow
him can legitimately call and name it CD 318, but I bet someone at Steinway,
and whoever may have that 318 concert division number now, isn't too happy
about it.

Anybody know any other famous CD pianos?

Thanks for you help and your patience while I puzzle this out in public.