Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano by Stewart Pollens

By Stewart Pollens

this can be the 1st entire research of the lifestyles and paintings of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Paduan-born harpsichord maker and modern of Antonio Stradivari, who's credited with having invented the pianoforte round the 12 months 1700 whereas operating within the Medici court docket in Florence. via thorough research of files preserved within the nation Archive of Florence, Pollens has reconstructed, in remarkable technical aspect, Cristofori's operating existence among his arrival in Florence in 1688 and his dying in 1732. This ebook can be of curiosity to pianists, historians of the piano, musicologists, museum curators and conservators, in addition to keyboard device makers, restorers, and tuners.

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