Friday, 22 February 2013

Oldest Piano in the World


This piano was built in 1720 by an Italian instrument maker called Bartolomeo Cristoforo. He was the first person to make a piano with a hammer action that hit the strings. The way that modern pianos work is still very similar to this. He called the instrument "gravicembalo col piano e forte" which means harpsichord with soft and loud.

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