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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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1711, Term: Pianoforte
1714, Christoph Willibald von Gluck

1714, CPE Bach

Portrait of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, painted by Franz Conrad Löhr, in the Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. 1

C. P. E. Bach (1714 – 1788): German Composer, Harpsichordist, Organist (Son of JS Bach) – Late Baroque / Early Classical Period

  • His famous treatise Essay on the True Art of Playing the Keyboard Instruments (Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen) (1753) covers technical advice on fingering (helped to standardized the use of the thumb), position & figured bass, improvisation and ornamentation and his philosophy of performance, believing that music should “touch the heart” and “awaken the passions.” “…it was the most important work of practical musical instruction of the second half of the 18th century.” [ 2 ]
  • Mozart once said of him: “Bach is the father. We are the children!”

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[1]
Löhr , Franz Conrad, and uploaded by Phrood~commonswiki.  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.  Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 10 June 2005.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
[2]
Leisinger, Ulrich.  "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
Additional References:
  • Dammann, Guy.  "CPE Bach: Like father, like son."  The Guardian.  Guardian News and Media Limited, 24 Feb. 2011.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
  • "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)."  Early-Music.  Early~Music, n.d.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
  • Leisinger, Ulrich.  "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
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