MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

Development Of The Piano: A Timeline
Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness,
when man first became aware of sound.
PIANO MAKERS & BRANDS
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Schimmel Piano.

Schimmel piano company established by Wilhelm Schimmel, Sr. (1854 – 1946) in Leipzig, Germany.


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Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
  • Cooper, Blake.  "The History of Schimmel Pianos."  Cooper Piano.  Cooper Piano, 1 June 2013.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.

The Kimball Company commenced building pianos

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Yamaha piano company established by Torakusu Yamaha (1851 – 1916) in Japan.


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Additional References:
  • "Yamaha Torakusu."  Hammamatsu Books.  Hamanako Institute Corporation, 2012.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 14 Sept. 2015.
  • "Biography of Yamaha Torakusu | Founder of Yamaha Corp."  My Article.  My Article, 2012.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.

Kohler & Campbell Piano.

Kohler & Campbell piano company established by Charles Kohler (1868 – 1913) and John Calvin Campbell (1864 – 1904) in New York City.


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Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano: An Encyclopedia.  2nd Edition.  New York: Routledge, June 1, 2004.  Google Books.  Web. 14 Sept. 2015.

Wurlitzer introduced the "Tonophone," (also known as “Mighty Wurlitzers”) the first coin-operated piano.

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Hobart Cable piano company established by Hobart M. Cable (1841 – 1909), in LaPorte, Indiana.

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Kawai piano company established by Koichi Kawai (1886 – 1955) in Hamamatsu, Japan.

The 1930’s – 1940’s considered golden age for Wurlitzer with the purchase of the patented music box mechanism (jukebox) along with hiring inventor Homer Capehart and designer Paul Fuller with the slogan “Music for Milllions.”


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Additional References:
  • "Wurlitzer Jukebox Company History."  Archive Gibson.  Gibson Guitar Corp., n.d.  Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
  • "Wurlitzer, 150 Years in as Many Words."  Jukebox UK.  Jukeboxes Unlimited, 2013.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.

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Pearl River piano company first established as the Guangzhou Piano Factory by the Chinese Government.

Patent awarded Baldwin for its 41-Ply Pinblock design for greater tuning stability

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Additional References:
  • Mastehead Image: O’Donnell, Dylan.  "Piano Strings."  Photograph.  Deography.  Dylan O’Donnell, 1 Nov. 2010.  Web.  18 June 2015.  Public Domain.
  • Mandalatrece, Jim Doney.  "History of an Ascended Master, His Connection with Essenes, and The Secrecy of The Kanon."  ThaKanon.  Jim Doney Mandalatrece, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Blaise, Gary.  "The Early String Keyboards."  Gary Blaise.  Gary Blaise Early Keyboard Instruments, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of Classical Music."  Naxos.  Naxos Digital Services Ltd., n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Technicians Guild.  Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Development of the Piano."  Bluebook of Piano.  Bluebook of Pianos, 1933 – 2015.  18 June 2015.
  • Estrella, Steven G.  "Stylistic Timeline of Music History."  Steven Estrella.  Steven G. Estrella, 2013.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The History of Graphical Music Notation."  Block Museum.  Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The Piano Time Line: A Chronological History."  Concert Pitch Piano.  Concert Pitch Piano Services, 2000 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Tuners.  The UK Piano Pages, 1996 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • Weinstock, Ron.  "A Personal List of Ten Great Blues Pianists."  In a Blue Mood.  In a Blue Mood, 25 Sept. 2009.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Romantic Music."  Essential Humanities.  Essential Humanities, 2008 – 2013.  Web.  19 June 2015.
  • "List of Romantic-Era Composers."  Wikipedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 Sept. 2015.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
  • Duchen, Jessica.  "Top 20: The World’s Greatest Pianists."  Sinfini Music.  Sinfini Music, 23 April 2014.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Solomon, Jon.  "The Ten Best Jazz Pianists of All Time."  Westword.  Denver Westword, LLC., 27 Aug. 2013.  18 June 2015.
  • Sturm, Connie Arrau, Debra Brubaker Burs, and Anita Jackson, eds.  "Annotated Bibliography of Sources on the History of Piano Technique and Piano Pedagogy."  Piano Technique.  Piano Technique.Net, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
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