Music Piano. History Notes Book 7 By Suzi Love. Pianos, pianofortes, harpsichord, organs in 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries, as used by Jane Austen and her family. books2read.com/suziloveMusicPiano
‘Musical knowledge is now so widespread that musical instruments are an essential part of furniture and none more frequently used than the piano. Invented only in the last half century, so we can merely decorate the instruments by Gothic ornaments calculated to assist the sound and fulfill the intent of the instrument. Stool is of the same 15th Century character. The name piano -forte is compounded of two Italian words which signify soft and loud so this instrument can be played in either manner and therefore differs from the harpsichord, which is not capable of that variation. ‘ via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’, London, U.K.
1802 Pianoforte By John Broadwood. Square form, pale mahogany case with ebony wood stringing throughout. Inscribed ‘1802 John Broadwood and Sons, Makers to his Majesty and the Princesses, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, London.’ via Sotheby’s Auctions. ~ sothebys.com
Definition Piano- Forte: Well-known stringed and keyed instrument of German origin, so called from its equal command both of softness and strength. Its principal advantage over the harpsichord is its capacity of obeying the touch so the performer can vary the expressions and strike lights and shades. Jane Austen and her contemporaries played the pianoforte to entertain family and guests.
1802 Pale Mahogany Pianoforte Made By John Broadwood, London. #RegencyEra #JaneAusten #music #piano
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1792 Grand Piano, London, UK. Maker John Broadwood (1732–1812) Mahogany, oak, curly maple, ivory, ebony, brass. Credit: Mr. and Mrs. Jerome C. Neuhoff, 1957 via Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org
1792 Mahogany Grand Piano Made By John Broadwood, London. #Georgian #music #piano