Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
1792, Érard London
Due to the French Revolution, Érard moved to London in 1792 and opened a shop (though records showing he began doing business as early as 1786); along with pianos, he began manufacturing harps in which he made many improvements and was awarded many patents.
- "Sébastian Érard (1752)." Butchoff. Butchoff Antiques, 2012. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.