Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Muzio Clementi (1752–1832): Italian born English Composer, Keyboard Player, Teacher, Music Publisher, Piano Manufacturer – Classical Period
- Popularized the pianoforte.
- His two works Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano Forte, Op. 42 and Op.43 (1801) and Gradus ad Parnassum (1817) “became staples in the education of pianists at all levels.” [ 2 ]
- Teacher of Cramer and John Field, who influenced Chopin.
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TommyG. "Photographic Reproduction Portrait of Muzio Clementi painted by Sopus Williams." Photograph. Original in the Bergen Public Library, Norway. Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 8 Sept. 2014. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. Public Domain.
Plantinga, Leon. "Clementi, Muzio [Clementi, Mutius Philippus Vincentius Franciscus Zaverius]." Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.
- "Introduction to the Art of Playing the Pianoforte, Op. 42." Musopen. Musopen, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.
- Eskenazi, Jeremy. "Muzio Clementi (1752-1832): Life and Work." Clementi Society. Jeremy Eskenazi, 2008. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.