The first piano's had 5 octaves but by 1810 they had become 6 and by 1890 they had 7. In the 19th century, the piano's were
tougher to operate. They required muscle power to depress the keys to produce good quality sounds. However, as time went on, softer strings were made that reduced this tension. The wide dynamic range is what makes the instrument one of the favored instruments by composers of all generations. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for our site, or do you simply love piano music as much as us and wish to communicate with us? Please use the form below!
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