Einstein’s Piano.

A Chronology

by Jakob Staude

In 1931 Albert Einstein gave a grand piano as a birthday gift to his sister Maja, at the time living in Quinto close to Florence. Before her forced departure for Princeton in 1939, Maja left this piano with the German artist Hans‐Joachim Staude, who was also living in Florence. On 23rd June 2016 the piano […]

Hans-Joachim Staude.

A Life for Florence

by Angela Terzani Staude

1904-22: From Haiti to Hamburg. Growing up Hans-Joachim Staude was born in 1904 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was a colonial world of exotic beauty as depicted in the novels of Pierre Loti. His father, Hans-Carl, came from an established German family of academics from Halle and had been lured to the island by his romantic […]