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PIANO TIMELINE

History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

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1887, Artur Rubinstein

Photograph of Artur Rubinstein seated at the piano, c. 1906.
Artur Rubinstein, c. 1906. 1

Artur Rubinstein (1887 – 1982): Polish Classical Pianist

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Library of Congress.  "Artur Rubinstein Seated at the Piano, c. 1906."  Photograph.  From Library of Congress Miscellaneous Items in High Demand, Digital ID cph 3c9118LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  29 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

1890, Morton

Photograph of a Jelly Roll Morton mural in Sydney, Australia.
Mural of Jelly Roll Morton in Australia. 1

Jelly Roll Morton (1890 – 1941): American Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist (He is quoted as saying “I invented jazz.”) – 20th Century Period (Ragtime/Dixieland Jazz)

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Edgecliff89.  "Mural of Jelly Roll Morton, Sydney, Australia."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 12 Jan. 2009.  Public Domain.

1890, Hess

Portrait of Dame Myra Hess, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, in 1937.
Portrait of Dame Myra Hess, 1937. 1

Dame Myra Hess (1890 – 1965): English Classical Pianist

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Van Vechten, Carl.  Portrait of Dame Myra Hess.  1937.  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Part of Carl Van Vechten Collection, Digital ID van 5a52106LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  29 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

1891, Porter

Portrait of Cole Porter.
Portrait of Cole Porter. 1

Cole Porter (1891 – 1964): American Songwriter – 20th Century Period

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J M Rice.  "Portrait of Cole Porter."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 12 Oct. 2008.  Web.  30 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

1891, Prokofiev

Portrait of Sergey Prokofiev.
Portrait of Sergey Prokofiev. 1

Sergey Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Russian Composer, Pianist – 20th Century Period

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Library of Congress.  "Prokofiev."  Photograph.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Part of George Grantham Bain Collection, Digital ID ggbainLOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  30 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

1894, Davenport

Portrait of Cow Cow Davenport.
Cow Cow Davenport. 1

Cow Cow Davenport (1894 – 1955): American Blues Pianist

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GifTagger.  "Cow Cow Davenport."  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 3 Dec. 2014.  Web.  30 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

1895, Haskil

Portrait of Clara Haskil in her youth.
The Young Clara Haskil. 1

Clara Haskil (1895 – 1960): Romanian Classical Pianist

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Wikizoli.  "The Young Clara Haskil."  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 2 Aug. 2014.  Web.  12 Feb. 2016.  Public Domain.

1896, Kohler & Campbell

Detail of a Kohler & Campbell piano.
Kohler & Campbell Piano.

Kohler & Campbell piano company established by Charles Kohler (1868 – 1913) and John Calvin Campbell (1864 – 1904) in New York City.

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Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 14 Sept. 2015.

1898, Yancey

Still image of Jimmy Yancey at the piano from his t.v. special.
Jimmy Yancey at the Piano. 1

Jimmy Yancey (1898 – 1951): American Blues and Boogie-Woogie Pianist

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adbo52.  "Yancey Special Jimmy Yancey."  Photograph.  Online Video Still.  YouTube.  YouTube, 6 Dec. 2010. Web.  12 Feb, 2016.  Standard YouTube License.

1898, Gershwin

Portrait of George Gershwin, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, in 1937.
Portrait of George Gershwin, 1937.1

George Gershwin (1898 – 1937): American Composer, Pianist, Conductor – 20th Century Period

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Van Vechten, CarlPortrait of George Gershiwn.  1937.  Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., part of Carl Van Vechten Collection,  Digital ID ds 02793LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
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