ANONYMOUS FORTEPIANO – ITALY CA. 1820

ANONYMOUS FORTEPIANO – ITALY CA. 1820

Throughout the 19 th century, the vast Viennese production brought to Italy gives new life to the great Italian tradition, led by the very inventor of the piano: Bartolomeo Cristofori, a Medici court musician from Padua. Replicas of the models of great Viennese makers such as Graf, Schanz, Stein, Streicher, etc. are made nationwide – a production often of comparable quality to its Viennese inspiration. 

The beautiful instrument pictured here is likely to be of Sicilian manufacture – Eastern Sicily, in fact, carries a long piano-making tradition put forward by amazing organ makers. 

The latter, however, far too often haven’t claimed authorship of their work. 

A new, diverse, astonishing and mesmerizing soundscape of which we’ll soon offer audio records.

LENGTH 240 cm x 120 cm
COMPASS Fa0-Fa6
PEDALS 4 pedali

 

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