Stein, Matthäus Andreas

PIANO MAKER (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Dec 1776, Augsburg, Bayern - DIED 6 May 1842, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 04, Nummer 1)

Matthäus Andreas Stein was the son of the piano and organ manufacturer Johann Andreas Stein. After his father died in 1794 he founded a piano manufacturing business together with his sister Nanette Streicher-Stein. In 1796 he married Maria Josepha Dischler (1769-1855). They had a son, Karl Andreas Stein, who also became a piano maker.

In 1802 he ended his cooperation with Nanette and they had their own companies afterwards. His company was named André Stein. He knew Beethoven and maintained his instruments. In 1823 he visited Beethoven at Hetzendorf together with Friedrich Wieck. Their consersation was documented. In 1828 Wieck bought a grand piano from Stein for his daughter Clara. This instrument is now at the Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau and was also shown with Clara on the old DM 100 banknote.

Family
• Son: Stein, Carl Andreas

Related persons
• visited Beethoven, Ludwig van
• travelled with Wieck, Friedrich

Images

The grave of Carl Andreas Stein at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
André Stein


Steinböck, Felix

Published: 18 Feb 2022
Last update: 01 Apr 2022