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News 2005-2009: (AR) The Influence of Leather in the Fortepiano Evolution in the XVIII and XIX Centuries

Contributed by Admin on Nov 28, 2009

An article on “The Influence of Leather in the Fortepiano Evolution in the XVIII and XIX Centuries” by Gustavo Adrián DEFEO F.S.L.T.C.

The Fortepiano origin
I can imagine most of the presents will have many questions on my presentation: First of all
what is the relation between Leather and the Fortepiano? Why here in the Palazzo della
Signoria? Let’s look back three centuries ago in this same room, during the baroque period, the times of the Great Prince Ferdinando de Medici.

He himself was an excellent harpsichordist and had one of the most impressive collections of musical instruments made by great luthiers and cembalari (harpsichord makers) of that times. ..“

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