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Piano Favorites Week: They Started It All

Posted By: Alan Chapman · 4/15/2013 9:02:00 AM

The piano was essentially the single-handed invention (or maybe the two-handed invention) of Bartolomeo Cristofori of Florence. Cristofori introduced his instrument around 1709 and perfected its mechanical action by 1720. In 1732 a composer named Lodovico Giustini published the first set of pieces specifically for the piano.

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