Bartolomeo Cristofori – INVENTOR OF THE PIANO

The generally accepted view is that the inventor of the piano Bartolomeo Cristofori, who based his idea for the first time realized around 1720.

Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco lived from 1655 to 1731 was an Italian manufacturer of musical instruments.The first piano was built sometime in the 18th century while working in the service of Prince Ferdinand Medici. It is considered the inventor and other instruments such as the racing oval spinet and spinet.

 

All three original pianos made by Christopher exist today, and all three pianos come from the twenties of the 18th century. The first was built in 1720 and is currently in New York, the Metropolitan Museum. Another comes from 1722., located in Rome, the National Museum of Musical Instruments (Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali). Third dates from 1726, and is currently at Leipzig University’s Musikinstrumenten (Leipzig University’s Musikinstrumenten).

Christopher continued to make pianos and after the death of Prince Ferdinand, constantly perfecting them. In later years he assisted Giovanni Ferrin, who after the death Kristoforijeve continued with the piano.

TYPES PIANO

Piano instrument is the smaller size designed for home use and is made with the purpose of saving space.

Semi-grand piano, as its name says, it has half the size of a grand piano. Today these pianos are far rarer real than before, due to savings in city apartments. While previously played in smaller and larger premises, but according to the size of a room I bought a piano, now this is no longer the case. For home use were bought piano, for a concert hall, a large grand piano.

The grand piano or a “grand piano” has a length of about 242 cm and is used to open the covers, as this resonance wire in the housing hear the best and has the best quality. It is used in urban concert halls.

Electric piano has the advantage that costs less and takes up even less space than classical piano, but the biggest advantage, because what it is possible to play at all times, because it has a headphone jack, and if has a dynamic impact, the difference to the “real” piano is really minimal. In addition, electric pianos often have different colors of sounds of piano and other instruments.

 

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