The Piano-Forte

Voorkant
Cambridge University Press, 24 jul. 2014 - 528 pagina's
Originally published in 1933, this book provides a detailed history of the piano-forte from its invention in Italy in the eighteenth century until the presentation of the first European cast-iron frame for a piano at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Harding also analyses the role of the piano as a replacement for a chamber orchestra and its history as a domestic instrument. The text is richly illustrated with images of pianos produced by a variety of makers over time, as well as with images of piano machinery taken from patent registrations. This thoroughly-researched book will be of value to anyone with an interest in one of the most ubiquitous instruments in the Western world and the history of its development.
 

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THE PIANOFORTE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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Pantaleon Hebenstreit is the first to discover pianistic effects and to design an instrument
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III
61
Cristoforis influence on pianoforte construction in Germanyhis pianoforte of r7zohis
74
Later developments in France page 7 3
78
granted in connection with pianofortes to McLean I796Crehore settles at Boston
83
Devices for the purpose of sustaining the tone page
94
The Tangent Action and the Cembalo Stop page 48
112
The metal frame page
198
Pitch and temperament page
213
The upright Pianoforte page
221
The Pianoforte in England page 53
236
Some other types of Pianofortes in the home page
260
Pedal transposing and selfacting Pianofortes
276
Tuning the Pianoforte and apparatus
294
A Technical terms page
309

Turkish musicthe Russian Horn bandRussian nobles not content with their Horn
124
SECTION II
151
The concert grand Pianoforte page I 5 1
177
Concerning Wire 3 59
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H A note on pedal signs
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