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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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1756, Mozart
1768, Bach Zumpe Recital

1760, 12 Apostles

Zumpe piano built in 1776, in the Museu de la Música de Barcelona, Spain.
Johann Christoph Zumpe's Square Piano, c. 1776. 1

The “twelve apostles’ arrive in England, men from Gottfried Silbermann’s workshop, which had closed because of the Seven Year’s War. This marked the beginning of England’s role in the development of the piano, with Johannes Zumpe creating smaller, compact square pianos (the first appearing c. 1766). A few instruments survive the period, despite their immediate popularity.

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Sguastevi.  "Zumpe Piano, in the Museu de la Música de Barcelona, 1776."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 15 June 2015.  Web.  14 Oct. 2015.  CC BY-SA 3.0.
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