Period Piano

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01The Early Music Show20121013

As part of the Piano Season on the BBC, Lucie Skeaping presents the first of two programmes about the development of the piano during the eighteenth century.

Lucie looks at the development of the piano from its origins in Florence with Bartolomeo Cristofori.

With contributions from the period instrument restorer Kerstin Schwarz, and Steven Devine, Professor of Fortepiano at Trinity College of Music.

02 LASTThe Early Music Show20121014

As part of the Piano Season on the BBC, Lucie Skeaping presents the second of two programmes about the development of the piano during the eighteenth century.

Lucie continues her survey of the development of the period piano, ending in the early nineteenth century with instruments for which Beethoven and Haydn wrote music which were recognisable precursors of the modern concert grand piano.

With contributions from Steven Devine Professor of Fortepiano at Trinity College of Music, and Robert Levin.