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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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  1. Susanne Boone posted on 04/15/2013 10:51 AM
    Here's a great piano piece I should have added to the list when I had the chance ;)
    Prelude In G Minor Op.23/5 Sergei Rachmaninov
  2. Dennis Lees posted on 04/17/2013 06:17 PM
    How about Bethoven's "33 Variations"? Not only is the music great but it is the largest set of variations written and recently "spawned" a wonderful play by the same name.
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