The Victorian Era was indeed a glorious period for music and it could be even called as the Romantic era. The role of piano was highly significant only during this period as chords and tones were given more importance. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that piano itself got developed during this era as it had so many advantages. First of all, the advent of British industrialization permitted the usage of heavy metals for instruments that gave better clarity of the tune. Piano was termed as ‘piano-forte’ in those times meaning piano-softly and forte-loudly.
As piano was designed to play so many notes at the same time, it became the prime instrument to be used in the Victorian Era making the musical band complete. Also, it was during this Romantic era, there was transition in the size of piano that the current smaller size came into existence. This made it affordable for even the middle class families to get one for their homes. Piano was a matter of common interest amongst the people that is even reflected in the novels of that time like Pride and Prejudice. For a woman, piano is the specialized area to show herself aloof from the rest of her group. Piano was an emblem of societal status and Victorians took pleasure in even composing tunes on their own using piano.
To put it in a nutshell, it would be appropriate to say that piano had a glorious period during the Victorian Era.
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