History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1750, Milchmeyer
1750, Salieri

1750, Türk

Daniel Gottlob Türk (1750 – 1813): German Theorist, Composer, Organist, Professor – Classical Period

  • Director of music at Halle University where he also taught music theory and composition.
  • Organist and musical director of the Marktkirche.
  • Among his many writings is School of Clavier Playing (Klavierschule) (1789), a theoretical treatise is “…one of the most important sources for keyboard performance practice of the late 18th century.” [ 1 ]

Page Sources

"Daniel Gottlob Turk (1750-1813)."  Naxos.  Naxos Digital Services Ltd., n.d.  Web.  15 Sept. 2015.
Additional References:
  • Grave, Floyd K.  "School of Clavier Playing by Daniel Gottlob Türk, Translation and Notes by Raymond H. Haggh."  Notes.  Second Series Vol. 40, No.4.  June 1984.  JSTOR.  Web.  15 Sept. 2015.
  • Jacobi, Erwin R.  "Türk, Daniel Gottlob."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  15 Sept. 2015.
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