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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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1953, Schiff

András Schiff (b. 1953): Hungarian Classical Pianist

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András Schiff Plays Schubert. 1

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1956, Baldwin Pinblock

Patent awarded Baldwin for its 41-Ply Pinblock design for greater tuning stability.

1956, Pearl River

Company logo for Pearl River pianos.
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Pearl River piano company first established as the Guangzhou Piano Factory by the Chinese Government.

1956, Zimerman

Krystian Zimerman (b. 1956): Polish Classical Pianist

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Krystian Zimerman Performs Brahms with the Berliner Philharmoniker, 2015. 1

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1959, Rhodes

Harold B. Rhodes, inventor of the Fender Rhodes piano.
Harold B. Rhodes, Inventor of the Fender Rhodes Piano. 1

Harold Rhodes (1910 – 2000) with the colloboration of Leo Fender (1909 – 1991) invented the electric “piano bass.“

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  • Pauley, Jared.  "A History of the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano."  Jazz.Com.  Jazz.Com, 23 July 2009.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.
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1959, Kimball Jasper

The Kimball Company purchased by Jasper Corporation.

1961, Érard

Érard, Gaveau, and Pleyel merge.

1965, Rhodes Suitcase 73

The Fender Rhodes electric piano introduced, Suitcase 73.

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The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano. 1

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1969, Baldwin Hitch Pin

Schematic of Baldwin's patent for its hitch pin design.
Baldwin's Patent #3478635, 1969. 1

Patent awarded Baldwin for its Acu-JustTM Hitch Pin design, improving tonal resonance.

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"U.S. Patent # US 3478635 A,  Nov. 18, 1969 - Hitch Pin for Stringed Instruments."  Google Patents.  FI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

1971, Schimmel

Schimmel acquires Érard, Gaveau, and Pleyel.

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