The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons

The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons

In the late 17th century, Italian musician and inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori developed a new musical instrument—his cembalo che fa il piano e forte, which allowed keyboard players flexible dynamic gradation. This innovation, which came to be known as the hammer-harpsichord or fortepiano grand, was slow to catch on in musical circles. However, as renowned piano historian Eva Badura-Skoda demonstrates, the instrument inspired new keyboard techniques and performance… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 20, 2017)

Page count: 510 pages

Language: English


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