The History of the Piano
The piano is a stringed instrument played by pressing the piano keys, which cause hammers to strike the strings. It's one of the most versatile instruments, used for solos, ensembles, accompaniment and also composing music. The instrument was made famous...
History. Grand piano by Louis Bas of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France, 1781.
Earliest French grand piano known to survive; includes an ...
Many other stringed and keyboard instruments preceded the piano and led to the
... We are living in perhaps the most exciting time in history to buy, own or play ...
History of the Piano. Welcome to the Virtual Piano Museum. We are attempting to
give you a very brief overview of the development of the piano and a few ...
In 1722, the piano
’s first tone-modifying mechanism came in the form of a hand stop, and was created by Father Piano
himself: Bartolomeo Cristifori. This early sustain pedal had an advantage over most modern sustains: treble and bass notes could be controlled separatel... More »
The pianoforte, more commonly called the piano, became, by the last quarter of
the eighteenth century, a leading .... In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.
The first piano was invented in Florence, Italy in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori (
1655 – 1732), a craftsman who repaired harpsichords for Italy's royal court.
The piano first known as the pianoforte was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori.
As a concert instrument and the primary musical instrument in private homes, the
piano enjoys a long and colorful history as an important source of inspiration ...
The history of the piano. An in-depth look at piano history.