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Muzio Clementi – Composer, Pianist & Instrument Maker

Muzio Clementi (originally Mutius Philip Vincentius Franciscus Xaverius Clementi) was born on January 23, 1752 in Rome. His parents were Niccolo Clementi (1720 – 1789) and his second wife Magdalena Caisar. The father worked as a goldsmith. Muzio had a total of 7 brothers and si...

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Longman & Broderip

By the end of the 18th century, there were a large number of instrument makers and companies in London, which were trying to deal with the huge demand of new "Pianoforte". In addition to instrument makers such as Christopher Ganer, Johannes Zumpe or John Broadwood the company Lon...

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The “12 Apostles” of Piano Making in the late 18th Century in England

Towards the end of the 18th century, London was one of the great cities of music culture and instrument building alongside Vienna and Paris. An almost unmanageable number of piano makers settled there and made instruments for the increasing demand. Like today, the city was a huge...

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The Piano Company of Sébastien Érard

Towards the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century there were three major centres of piano making: Vienna, London and Paris. One of the Parisian companies that brought it to world fame was the workshop of Sébastien Érard. Instruments from his workshop gained inte...

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From Harpsichords to Fortepianos – The Kirkman Dynasty

The Kirckman (Kirkman) family were one of the most famous instrument makers of the late 18th century. Over a period of about 150 years instruments of the highest quality were produced. The company was founded by Jacob Kirchmann (later anglicised in Kirckman / Kirkman) who was...

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