Man wins custody of piano

Man wins custody of piano


norman lebrecht

May 20, 2015

A New York lawyer contesting an alimony suit from his fifth wife in a London court was relieved yesterday to receive judgement that he could keep his Steinway baby grand.

Counsel for Richard Fields pleaded that his third wife had won his first Steinway in their divorce settlement, leaving him brokenhearted.

‘That wife took the piano from him. He had to relinquish the piano. He wanted such a piano. He went out and bought another such piano,’ said Stephen Trowell QC. The instrument is valued at $100,000.

Nobody mentioned the cat.

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  • Chris Walsh says:

    Does the ex-wife get to come and play it at weekends?

  • El Grillo says:

    I hear Lord Voldemoort (you know that English boy Thomas?) he’s into catapulting pianos these days in his endeavors regarding orchestration. Something about pizzicato on the bass and Heh Diddle Diddle. You know, the dog being so much like the Viola, and the Cow catapulting over the moon thanks to it’s not the fiddle (pluck pluck)? That’s not big enough! Can’t catapult with a violin. I personally don’t understand anyone not seeing that the dish running away with the spoon must be the cello, which is otherwise missing.

    So perhaps, if he (Thomas) lands something in the vicinity of who didn’t win the baby grand, they’ll be happy with the remains.

    Ya gotta except compromises sometimes.

  • Max Grimm says:

    Now that the gentleman may keep his Steinway, he might seriously consider spending more time with it and staying away from the altar.