Ignaz Moscheles

In the following post I will give a brief biography of the main points of the composer I am researching for my PhD Thesis. A common question that always comes up when you are a PhD student is the obvious one, what is my topic?  I am researching the "The Reception of Ignaz Moscheles in the... Continue Reading →

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The Modern Piano

Continuing from my previous post, The Pianoforte until the end of the 18th century, the piano continued evolving.   I have previously discussed the attempts of creating upright keyboards such as the clavicytherium and the pyramid piano. In 1798, William Southwell experimented with the square piano in order to create an upright square. Similar to the pyramid piano, was... Continue Reading →

The Harpsichord family

In the previous post I have discussed the Clavichord. Both the harpsichord and the clavichord coexisted at the same time. Despite that, not only they look different but they also have different mechanisms. The harpsichord existed in quite a few different forms. The whole harpsichord family seems to derive from the psaltery, since like the... Continue Reading →

The Clavichord

In my post The string instrument: how it all started I have discussed Pythagoras' monochord not only because it was the beginning of the string instrument but also because the clavichord has evolved from the monochord; they share the same mechanism ideology. The clavichord was made around 1400 and was popular until 1800.  At the beginning, the clavichord was... Continue Reading →

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