History Of The Piano

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

1830, Leschetizky
1831, Érard

1830, Bülow

Portrait of Hans von Bülow, c.1880, photographed by Emilie Bieber.
Portrait of Hans von Bülow, c.1880. 1

Hans von Bülow (1830 – 1894): German Conductor, Virtuoso Pianist, Composer, Editor, Teacher – Romantic Period

  • Student of Friedrich Wieck and Franz Liszt.
  • Championed “new German music.”
  • Transcribed and conducted Wagner’s Tristan and conducted Meistersinger.
  • Conductor for Meiningen Orchestra.
  • Renowned master classes.
  • Instrumental in turning the Berlin Philharmonic into a great orchestra.

Page Sources

Bieber, Emilie.  Portrait of Hans von Bülow.  c. 1880.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., part of George Grantham Bain Collection, Digital ID cph 3c03945LOC.Gov.  Web.  12 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
Additional References:
  • "Terrific Biography of Hans von Bülow."  The Wagner Blog.  The Wagner Blog, n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Taylor, Priscilla S.  "Books: 'Hans Von Bulow: A Life and Times.'"  The Washington Times.  The Washington Times, 12 Feb. 2010.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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