History Of The Piano

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

1770, Beethoven
1775, Behrent's Forte

1771, JB Cramer

Portrait of Johann Baptist Cramer, by William Sharp in the 19th Century.
Johann Baptist Cramer, 19th Century. 1

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771 – 1858): German Composer, Pianist, Publisher

  • Was a pupil of Clementi.
  • He owned an instrument manufacturing and music publishing firm named J.B. Cramer & Co.
  • His most famous work is Studies for the Piano (Studio per il pianoforte) (1804 and 1810), “considered a cornerstone of pianistic technique.” [ 2 ]

Page Sources

Sharp, William, and uploaded by Mu.  Portrait of Johann Baptist Cramer.  19th C. Joseph Muller Collection of Music and Other Portraits, New York Public library, New York.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.,  29 Jan. 2011.  Web.  21 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
Graue, Jerald C., and Thomas Milligan.  "Cramer: (2) Johann Baptist Cramer."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
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