It is difficult to think of the piano as an invention, since it is an instrument that seems to have always been there… So, the obvious question is how is it possible that the name of the inventor has been forgotten?
In Espai Coriveu we are proud of what you learn and, for this reason, We will explain in a very brief the story of the inventor of this instrument that, is not difficult to understand why, changed music forever.
The invention of the piano is credited as sole inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori and first record piano on the year 1700, but Cristofori could have been working on it for a couple of years before that date. The inventor referred to his instrument as harpsichord with soft and loud (Harpsichord con [sounds] soft and loud), for its ability to produce notes at different volume depending on the intensity with which their keys are pressed. «Piano» es, then, the piano abreviatura.
The reason why the name of this Italian-born 1655 at Padua, Italy, It is not linked to each existing piano is, to a great extent, a reflection of his time during which a genius was nothing but another employee. Cristofori was an employee who worked under the direction of Ferdinando de 'Medici, an Italian prince, great music lover, who encouraged his employee to innovate and had a significant weight in the invention of the instrument.
However, Cristofori had been hired to serve the Court and not to the music, and among his tasks was the invented, adjust and restore instruments. For this reason, unlike other musicians who traveled the royal courts and could become known, Cristofori went from not being a "local product" that It was never seen as a revolutionary genius, but as a talented experimenter.