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Magic-Music


Gorton
Manchester, Greater Manchester M18 7JY
England

Piano player and teacher - over 20 years experience. Memory techniques and improvisation a speciality. I work with older teenagers and adult students.

Forsyth Brothers Ltd Piano Hire

126 Deansgate
Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 2GR
England

Forsyths have been hiring pianos across the North West and beyond for over 150 years. We have a large fleet of pianos available for hire including ...

The North West Piano Centre Piano Hire

Unit 10, I-Mex Business Park
Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 0PD
England

We have the following pianos for hire:
Yamaha C7 grand
Kawai KG2 grand
Yamaha U1 upright

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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.