Piano


Piano

How to play:

A piano is played by pressing the keys with both hands. Nowadays, the standard piano has 88 keys, the 3 foot pedals too has specific functions.

Family:

Keyboard

First Known Pianos:

During 1709 in Florence, Bartolomeo C. created the gravecembalo col piano e forte, and by 1726 the changes of Bartolomeo C. became the basis of the modern piano.

The piano became very popular in the mid-18th century and was used in concerti, chamber music, salon music & in song accompaniments.

Types of Pianos:

There are 2 types of pianos anc each vary in size and form:
  • Horizontal/Grand Pianos: Parlor, Living Room, Concert & Baby to name a few.
  • Vertical/Upright Pianos: Professional Upright, Console, Full Size and Spinet.

Famous Pianists:

  • Witold Lutoslawski
  • Leopold Godowsky
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Richard Wagner
  • Sergey Rachmaninoff
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Franz Schubert
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Anton Webern
  • Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Aaron Copland
  • Clara Wieck Schumann
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Franz Lizt
  • Claude DeBussy
  • Scott Joplin
  • Anton Rubenstein
  • Béla Bartók