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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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1899, Wurlitzer Tonophone

Wurlitzer introduced the "Tonophone," (also known as “Mighty Wurlitzers”) the first coin-operated piano.

1899, Moore

Whistlin’ Alex Moore (1899 – 1989): American Blues Pianist, Singer, Whistler

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mrdantefontana666.  "Whistlin’ Alex Moore."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 2 July 2010.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

1899, Ellington

Duke Ellington and orchestra performing in India, 1963.
Duke Ellington in India, 1963. 1

Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974): American Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Bandleader – 20th Century Period (Big Band/Swing Jazz)

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U.S. Embassy New Delhi.  "Duke Ellington and Orchestra in India, 1963."  Photograph.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 29 April 2014.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-ND 2.0.

1900, Schmidt

Album cover of Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt's 'Back From the Shadows,'Vol. II, 1950.
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt's 'Back From the Shadows,' Vol. II, 1950. 1

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (1900 – 1973): German Conductor, Composer – 20th Century Period

  • Received his doctorate from Hochschule für Musik in Berlin where he wrote his dissertation on Mozart’s early operas in which they were Italian inspired.
  • Remarkable orchestral teacher.
  • Supported composers whose music had been banned by the Third Reich.

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iClassical Com.  "Volume 2 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Tahra."  Scan of an Album Cover.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 26 April 2015.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  CC BY 2.0.
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  • Worbs, Hans Christoph.  "Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Eder, Bruce.  "Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt."  AllMusic.  All Media Network, LLC., n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.

1900, Antheil

George Antheil (1900 – 1959): American Avant-Garde Composer, Pianist, Author, Inventor – 20th Century Period

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Stef joosen.  "George Antheil, 1922."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 13 July 2015.  Web.  2 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

1900, Hobart Cable

Fallboard logo for Hobart M. Cable Piano.
Hobart M. Cable Piano.

Hobart Cable piano company established by Hobart M. Cable (1841 – 1909), in LaPorte, Indiana.

C.1900, Spand

Still image of Charlie Spand at the piano playing 'Soon This Morning Blues'.
Charlie Spand at the Piano. 1

Charlie Spand (c. early 1900s): American Blues and Boogie-Woogie Pianist

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HEAVYHIGHLANDBLUES.  "Charlie Spand 'Soon This Morning Blues.'"  Online Video Still.  YouTube.  YouTube, 18 May 2013.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

1900, Copland

Portrait of Aaron Copland drawn by Richard Hurd in 2013 off of an old album cover.
Drawing of Aaron Copland. 1

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990): American Composer, Pianist, Teacher, Conductor, Music Writer – 20th Century Period

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Hurd, Richard. "Aaron Copland, Drawing from a Photograph by Richard Hurd."  Photograph.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 27 Oct. 2013.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  CC BY 2.0.

1903, Horowitz

Portrait of Vladimir Horowitz in 1904.
Portrait of Vladimir Horowitz, 1904. 1

Vladimir Horowitz (1903 – 1989): Russian Classical Pianist

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Bain News Service, N.Y.CVladimir Horowitz.  1904.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Part of George Grantham Bain Collection, Digital ID cph 3b15196LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

1903, Khachaturian

Mural of Aram Khachaturian in Yerevan, Armenia, photographed by Yerevantsi.
Mural of Aram Khachaturian, photographed by Yerevantsi. 1

Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1973): Armenian Composer, Conductor, Teacher – 20th Century Period

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Yerevantsi.  "Mural of Aram Khachaturian’s Portrait, Yerevan, Armenia – Vardanants St."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundations, Inc., 18 Aug. 2015.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-SA 4.0.
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