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By Stewart Pollens

this can be the 1st finished learn of the existence and paintings of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the Paduan-born harpsichord maker and modern of Antonio Stradivari, who's credited with having invented the pianoforte round the 12 months 1700 whereas operating within the Medici courtroom in Florence. via thorough research of records preserved within the kingdom Archive of Florence, Pollens has reconstructed, in extraordinary technical element, Cristofori's operating lifestyles among his arrival in Florence in 1688 and his loss of life in 1732. This e-book might be of curiosity to pianists, historians of the piano, musicologists, museum curators and conservators, in addition to keyboard software makers, restorers, and tuners.

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