“EarlyPianos.org is dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The project furthers the work first published by Oxford University Press in Makers of the Piano, 1700-1820 and volume II (1820-1860) by Martha Novak Clinkscale.
The database of early pianos has been continually updated since its publication in 1993 and 1999. It now contains over 6350 historic pianos, with more being added daily. Various options for future publication of the material are under review.
The database tells piano historians about instruments for their research. It also helps owners get in touch with people who have specialized expertise in piano history and preservation.
If you have a piano, or know of one that is not already included in the database, please use this link for several ways to register your piano.
EarlyPianos.org results from a collaboration between Martha Clinkscale and John R. Watson, illustrator of volume 2. This website was launched in May, 2007.
Questions or comments? Please contact us and tell us if you would like occasional email updates about the database and our publications.“
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