History Of The Piano

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

1794, Moscheles
1795, Ritmüller

1795, Marx

Lithograph of Adolf Bernhard Marx, produced in the 19th century.
Lithograph of A. B. Marx, 19th Century. 1

Adolf Bernhard Marx (1795 – 1866): German Music Theorist, Critic, Pedagogue

  • Considered “one of the most influential theorist[s] of the 19th century, Marx named and codified sonata form.” [ 2 ]
  • Editor of Berliner Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung.
  • Professor musicology at the University of Berlin and then later director of music.
  • Among his many writings, his most famous was Die Lehre von der Musikalischen Komposition (1837/1838, 1845 and 1847).
  • Co-founded what is now known as Stern Conservatory with Theodor Kullak and Julius Stern.

Page Sources

Music Division, The New York Public Library.  "Lithograph of A. B. Marx, 19th C."  The New York Public Library Digital Collections.  The New York Public Library, n.d.  Web.  16 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Pederson, Sanna.  "Marx, (Friedrich Heinrich) Adolf Bernhard [Samuel Moses]."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
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