History Of The Piano

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

1810, Chopin
1811, Liszt

1811, Stamaty

Portrait of Camille Stamaty by Alphonse-Léon Noël, in 1819, in the Musée National du Château de Compiègne.
Portrait of Camille Stamaty
by Alphonse-Léon Noël, 1819. 1

Camille-Marie Stamaty (1811 – 1870): Italian born French Pianist, Composer, Teacher – Romantic Period

  • Studied under Friedrich Kalkbrenner and for a short time under Felix Mendelssohn.
  • As a teacher, followed in the tradition of Kalkbrenner. His 25 Etüdes Pour Piano Op. 11 became official teaching materials for Conservatoire. His other work Rhythmic Training for the Fingers Op. 36 (Etüdes des Doigts Op.36) is still in print.
  • He taught Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Page Sources

Noël, Alphonse-Léon.  Portrait of Camille Stamaty.  1807.  Musée National du Château de Compiègne.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 20 March 2013.  Web.  9 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
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