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Mr D Powell MABPT, Dip CTB


Winterbourne, Bristol BS17 2SS
England

Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concert Venues in the Avon area David has been tuning for over 25 years

Mr. A. Bryant MABPT, Dip AEWVH


Bristol, Bristol BS1 6RY
England

Piano Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues in the Bristol area

Sulis Pianos

Canton Place
London Road
Bath, Bristol BA1 6AA
England

A large selection of carefully selected new and pre-owned upright and grand pianos from £500 upwards. Our clients are nationwide and, as a family ...

Eliza Fyfe - Piano Lessons Bristol

Redland Road
Bristol
Bristol, Bristol BS6 6XZ
England

Eliza Fyfe is a professional piano teacher based in Bristol, able to teach students of all ages how to play the piano. She would be delighted to help ...

The Piano Shop Bath Piano Hire


Bath, Bristol BA1 6AA
England

Whether the event is a wedding within a marquee, or a concert within the Albert Hall, we are able to supply pianos for that occasion. All pianos come ...

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1709
The year 1709 is the one most sources give for the appearance of aninstrument which can truly be called a "Pianoforte." The writer Scipione Maffei wrote an article that year about the pianoforte created by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1732), who had probably produced four "gravicembali col piano e forte" or harpsichords with soft and loud. This instrument featured the first real escapement mechanism and is often called a "hammer harpsichord." The small hammers were leather covered. It had bichords throughout, and all the dampers were wedge-shaped. By 1726 he seems to have fitteda stop for the action to make the hammers strike only one of twostrings. He had produced about twenty pianos by this time and thenhe is presumed to have gone back to making harpsichords,probably from the lack of interest in his pianos. Three of hispianos remain extant today: one with four octaves, dated 1720, is in NewYork; one with four and a half octaves, from 1726, is in Leipzig,Germany; and there is one in Rome from 1722. There are approximately ten plucked instruments surviving today with the name Cristofori on them.