Piano and Society: The 17th Century

The piano has been in existence since the 17th century. The end of this century witnessed the invention of this musical instrument and it became prevalent commonly in Western society by the conclusion of 18th century. The history of the invention of the piano is quite interesting.

The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the year 1700 for a rich client named Ferdinando Medici, who was the Grand Prince of Florence. At that time, piano was a costly instrument. And the craftsman of it was paid nicely by the benefactor for its invention. Following its invention, it was possessed by royals only owing to its high price.

At that time, the study of piano was more common for women. It was a widespread notion that girls who knew how to play the piano had higher chances of marriage as compared to those who didn’t knew its playing process.

At that time, piano was played in homes in a common way and not much importance was given to its mechanical or technical aspects. People used to play a single piano by sitting at its two ends. Thus two people played in harmony with each other.

An invention for the royalty!

An invention for the royalty!

If you’d like to get more into piano, we can help! If you’re in the New York City area, check out the piano classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect piano training for you. If you’re looking for someone in the NYC area to train with, we have piano buddies on HeyKiki just waiting to connect with you!
If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than piano, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too.

[Image via]

Post By Sarah James (2,580 Posts)

Connect

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>