History Of The Piano

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

1797, Schubert
C. 1800, Brodmann

1798, Bertini

Portrait of Henri Bertini by Marie Alexandre Adolphe, c. 1850.
Henri Bertini, c. 1850. 1

Henri Bertini (1798 – 1876): London Born French Pianist, Composer – Classical Period

  • Born into a family of musicians, his brother (who was himself a student of Muzio Clementi) was his primary teacher.
  • Though considered a virtuoso pianist with some success, he is best remembered for his piano studies in technique. Among the 20 books comprising 500 études, Le Rudiment de Pianiste and Methode de Piano Elementaire et Facile are the most famous.

Page Sources

Alophe, Marie-Alexandre, and uploaded by Charvex.  "Portrait of Henri Bertini by Marie Alexandre Adolphe, c. 1850."  Scan.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 28 Dec. 2007.  Web.  9 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Additional References:
  • Johnson, Keith.  "Henri Bertini."  AllMusic.  All Media Network, LLC., n.d.  Web.  16 Sept. 2016.
  • "Henri Bertini: 1798 – 1876 Piano Virtuoso, Music Composer."  Google Translate.  n.p., n.d.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
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