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Here you will find reliable information about historic keyboard instruments, their music, and related topics. (This site is scanned and archived by the British Library.) No pop-ups. No adverts. No data collection!

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Pioneer Pianomakers in London (a paper jointly written by Michael Cole and Margaret Debenham) for the Royal Musical Association continues to be noticed: It has been read and/or downloaded more than 4000 times from the Taylor & Francis academic website. Naturally, we are pleased that the stories of Plenius, Neubauer and Vietor, who each made pianos or related instruments before 1766, are now more widely known. Access to this paper is free of charge: so if the advent of the piano is of interest, the information is there for you.

Latest revision: 2 August 2022

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