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The Piano: An Encyclopedia


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Acoustical Block; Acoustical Disc; Acoustics; Actions; Adlung, Jakob (1699-1762); Aeolian Company; Aftertouch; Agraffe; Albrecht, Charles (1760-1848); Aliquot Scaling; Allen, William (fl.1800-1840); American Piano Company; Ampico Corporation; Ancestors of the Piano; Anglo-German Action; Apythmolamproterique; Astin-Weight Piano Makers; Astor & Company; Australia - Piano Industry; Austria - Piano Industry; Automatic Piano; Babcock, Alpheus (1785-1842); Baby Grand; Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788); Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782); Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750); Back Check; Backers, Americus (fl.1763-d.1778); Balancier; Baldwin Piano and Organ Company; Barrel Piano; Beats; Bebung; Bechstein; Beck, Frederick (fl.1756-1798); Becker, John Conrad (; Becket; Beethoven Ludwig van (1770-1827); Behrent, John (fl.1775); Belgium - Piano Industry; Bellying; Bentside; Beyer, Adam (fl.1774-1798); Bluthner; Boardman & Gray; Bohm (Boehm), Joseph (1786-ca.1850); Bosendorfer; Boudoir Grand; Braces; Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897); Break; Bridge; Bridge Pin; Bridle Strap; Brinsmead, John (1814-1908); Broadwood & Sons, John; Brodmann, Joseph (1771-1848); Burger & Jacobi; Burney, Charles (1726-1814); Burning Shanks; Bushings; Butt; Cabinet Pianoforte; Cable-Nelson Piano Company; Canada - Piano Industry; Capo Tasto/Capo D'astro/V-Bar; Capstan; Care and Maintenance; Case; Casio Digital Pianos; Challen and Sons; Chamber Music and Accompanying; Chappell & Company; Chickering, Jonas; China - Piano Industry; Chipping; Chirogymnaste; Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849); Cimbalom; Clark (-Steiniger), Frederic Horace (1860-1917); Clavichord's Influence on the Piano; Cledi-harmonique; Clementi, Muzio & Company; Clutsam, Ferdinand (; Cocked-Hat Grand; Coin-Operated Pianos; Collard & Collard; Collections; Combination Pianos; Composers' Influence on the Piano; Compound Pianos; Concert Grand; Console Piano; Cottage Piano; Couplers; Crehore, Benjamin (1765-1831); Cristofori, Bartolomeo (1655-1732); Cross-Strung; Crown; Cycloid Grand; Czechoslovakia - Piano Industry; Damper; Damper Pedal; Debain, Alexandre-Francois (1809-1877); Decker Brothers; De Mela, Domenico (1683-ca.1751); Dettmer, George W. and Son (; Dip; Disklavier; Ditanaklasis; Dolge, Alfred (1848-1922); Double Escapement; Downbearing; Down-Strike Action; Downweight; Drop; Duo-Art; Duoclave Pianos; Duplex Scaling; Early Piano: Replication; Early Piano: Restoration; Early Piano: Revival; Ebonies; Edwards, William Henry (fl.1803-1839, possibly -ca.1850); Ehrbar Klavierfabrik; Electronic Pianos; England - Piano Industry; English Action; English Double Action; English Single Action; Enharmonic Piano; Erard, Sebastien (et Freres); Escapement; Euphonicon; Everett Piano Company; Exhibition and World's Fairs; Expression Piano; Extemporary Recording Piano; Falcone Piano Company; Fallboard; Fandrich Piano Company; Fazioli, Paolo (b.1944); Felt; Ferrini, Giovanni (fl.1699-1758);


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