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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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1804, Strauss I

Portrait of Johann Strauss I.
Portrait of Johann Strauss I. 1

Johann Strauss I (1804 – 1849): Austrian Composer, Violinist (Founder of the ‘Strauss Waltz Dynasty’) – Romantic Period

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1806, Burgmüller

Portrait of Johan Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, c. 1840, in a private collection.
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Friedrich Burgmüller (1806 – 1874): German Composer, Pianist – Romantic Period

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Unknown, and uploaded by Jacqke.  Portrait of the Composer Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806-1874).  c. 1840.  Private Collection.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Commons, Inc., 10 July 2014.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.

1807, Pleyel

Pleyel piano with its nameboard plaque.
Pleyel Nameboard Plaque. 1

Pleyel and Company, Pleyel et Cie, established by Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757 – 1831) in Paris.

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1808, Érard Patent

Érard granted a patent for the agraffe.

1809, Érard Patent

Érard granted a patent for pinblock bushings.

1809, Mendelssohn

Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn, painted by James Warren Childe in 1829, in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn, 1829. 1

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847): German Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Organist – Romantic Period

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Childe, James Warren, and uploaded by Nico-dk.  Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn.  1829.  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin (of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 28 April 2005.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.

1810, Plaidy

Portrait of Louis Plaidy, photographed by August Brasch, c. 1860s.
Portrait of Louis Plaidy, c. 1860s. 1

Louis Plaidy (1810 – 1874): German Piano Pedagogue

  • Taught Hans von Bülow.
  • Considered a master of technique and touch.
  • Wrote Technical Studies for the Piano (Technische Studien für das Pianofortespiel) (1903) and The Pianoforte Teacher’s Guide (1882), and was the first to publish a book only on technical studies.

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Brasch, August.  Portrait Louis Plaidy.  c. 1860s.  Library of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe, University of Frankfurt in the Portrait Collection of Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf, Frankfurt.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,  8 Oct. 2009.  Web.  9 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

1810, Schumann

Lithograph portrait of Robert Schumann, by Josef Kriehuber in 1839, in the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Portrait of Robert Schumann
by Josef Kriehuber, 1839. 1

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): German Composer, Music Critic, Pianist – Romantic Period

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Kriehuber, Josef, and uploaded byu Meister Raro-commonswiki.  Litograph of Robert Schumann.  1839.  Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Vienna. Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 11 Jan. 2006.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.

1810, Chopin

Frédéric Chopin, painted by Eugène Delacroix in 1838, in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
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Fryderyk (Frédéric) Chopin (1810 – 1849): Polish Composer, Pianist – Romantic Period

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Delacroix, Eugène, and uploaded by File Upload Bot.  Portrait of Frédéric Chopin (with Georges Sand cropped out).  1838.  Louvre Museum, Paris.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 19 May 2005.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.

1811, Stamaty

Portrait of Camille Stamaty by Alphonse-Léon Noël, in 1819, in the Musée National du Château de Compiègne.
Portrait of Camille Stamaty
by Alphonse-Léon Noël, 1819. 1

Camille-Marie Stamaty (1811 – 1870): Italian born French Pianist, Composer, Teacher – Romantic Period

  • Studied under Friedrich Kalkbrenner and for a short time under Felix Mendelssohn.
  • As a teacher, followed in the tradition of Kalkbrenner. His 25 Etüdes Pour Piano Op. 11 became official teaching materials for Conservatoire. His other work Rhythmic Training for the Fingers Op. 36 (Etüdes des Doigts Op.36) is still in print.
  • He taught Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Noël, Alphonse-Léon.  Portrait of Camille Stamaty.  1807.  Musée National du Château de Compiègne.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 20 March 2013.  Web.  9 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
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