MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

Development Of The Piano: A Timeline
Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness,
when man first became aware of sound.
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C. Bechstein Piano.

C. Bechstein piano company established by Carl Bechstein (1826 – 1900) in Berlin, Germany.

Detail of Blüthner Piano by Mark Dommisse, 2013. [ 1 ]

Blüthner piano company established by Julius Blüthner (1824 – 1910) in Leipzig, Germany.


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Scann001.  "Close-up of a Blüthner Piano, taken by Mark Dommisse."  Digital Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 12 Oct. 2013.  Web.  23 Oct. 2015.  CC0 1.0.

Portrait of Engelbert Humperdinck from What We Hear in Music by Anne S. Faulkner, 1913. [ 1 ]

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921) — German Composer, Teacher – Romantic Period


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Mnd.  "Portrait of Engelbert Humperdinck."  Scan.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 16 Sept. 2005.  Web.  23 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

Relief of Leoš Janáček – Photographed by 
Michal Maňas, 2006. [ 1 ]

Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928) — Czech Composer, Conductor, Teacher – Late Romantic / Early 20th Century


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Maňas, Michal.  "Relief of Leoš Janáček."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, 25 April 2006.  Web.  23 Oct. 2015.  CC BY 3.0.

Portrait of Moritz Moszkowski,
c. 1890 – 1910. [ 1 ]

Moritz Moszkowski (1854 – 1925) — German born of Polish descent Composer, Pianist, Conductor – Romantic Period


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Mu.  "Portrait of Moritz Moszkowski, c. 1890 – 1910."  Scan.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 28 Jan. 2010.  Web.  23 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

John Philip Sousa, 1900. [ 1 ]

John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932) — American Composer, Bandmaster, Author – Late Romantic / Early 20th Century Period


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Library of Congress.  "Portrait of John Philip Sousa, 1900."  Photograph.  LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Digital ID cph 3c10617.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  23 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

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Mason & Hamlin established by Henry Mason (1831 – 1890) and Emmons Hamlin (1821 – 1885) in Boston Massachusetts. Their first instrument was the “organ harmonium.” Hamlin was a mechanic & inventor who invented a process of free-reed voicing which transformed the reed organ industry.

After the death of Pierre Érard, A. Blondel took over the Érard company.

1947 Wurlitzer Jukebox – Model 1080  – Photographed by Philippidis  Paulo, 2008. [ 1 ]

Wurlitzer established by Rudolph Wurlitzer (1831 – 1914) in Cincinnati, Ohio as a retailer of musical instruments.


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Philippidis, Paulo.  "Jukebox – 1947 Wurlitzer Model 1080."  Photograph.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company., 3 Sept, 2008.  Web.  9 Feb. 2016.  CC BY 2.0.

Detail from a Kimball Piano.

W.W. Kimball Piano Company established by William Wallace Kimball (1828 – 1904) in Chicago, Illinois, as a retailer of pianos and organs.

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