Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano

Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano

by Stewart Pollens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107096578
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/03/2017
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Trained as a violin and keyboard instrument maker, Stewart Pollens served as the conservator of musical instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York between 1976 and 2006 and is currently the Director of the firm Violin Advisor, LLC. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and award-winning publications on musical instrument history including The Early Pianoforte (Cambridge, 1995), Stradivari (Cambridge, 2010) and the The Manual of Musical Instrument Conservation (Cambridge, 2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Bartolomeo Cristofori in Padua; 2. Cristofori in Florence; 3. Cristofori's extant instruments; 4. Musical life in Florence in Cristofori's time; 5. Cristofori's influence; 6. Conclusion.

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