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