Bartolomeo Cristofori INVENTED Piano

  • He grew up in northern Italian city of Padua
  • He was born on May 4, 1655
  • He became a harpsichord maker
  • He died on 1731
  • On 1711 at least three of the instruments was built
  • Interesting facts
  • He made about 20 of his pianofortes between 1709 and 1726
  • There is about 7,500 working parts in the body of each piano
  • There are 230 strings required for a piano to make its full range of sound
  • A concert grand piano is 8′ 11″ and weighs over 1400 pounds
  • The piano is actually a relatively new instrument

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