Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
András Schiff (b. 1953): Hungarian Classical Pianist
1956, Baldwin Pinblock
Patent awarded Baldwin for its 41-Ply Pinblock design for greater tuning stability.
1956, Pearl River
Pearl River piano company first established as the Guangzhou Piano Factory by the Chinese Government.
Krystian Zimerman (b. 1956): Polish Classical Pianist
Harold Rhodes (1910 – 2000) with the colloboration of Leo Fender (1909 – 1991) invented the electric “piano bass.“
- Pauley, Jared. "A History of the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano." Jazz.Com. Jazz.Com, 23 July 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.
- Rhodes Music Corporation. "Redefining History." RhodesPiano.Com. Rhodes Music Corporation, 2011. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.
1959, Kimball Jasper
The Kimball Company purchased by Jasper Corporation.
Érard, Gaveau, and Pleyel merge.
1965, Rhodes Suitcase 73
The Fender Rhodes electric piano introduced, Suitcase 73.
1969, Baldwin Hitch Pin
Patent awarded Baldwin for its Acu-JustTM Hitch Pin design, improving tonal resonance.
Schimmel acquires Érard, Gaveau, and Pleyel.