“A piano is a living organism,” said Peter Zuckerman, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
“It can have a life of its own, and it can die.
And it’s going to die.”
Zuckman, who teaches at the Stern School, told the Times that the piano was not only an object of cultural value, but one of the last things people should care about.
“Pianos are an essential part of our heritage,” he said.
“And when we lose them, we lose our sense of what it is to be human.
The piano’s not going to just disappear.
We’re going to lose our way of thinking about the world.”
The Times’ editorial board also said that it was “troubling” that the museum had chosen to focus on “a century-old instrument” instead of the more recent instrument of its creation, the piano.
“[It’s] an important tool in our cultural landscape.””
As a piano, it’s a living and breathing thing,” Zuckeman said.
“[It’s] an important tool in our cultural landscape.”