Have you ever
wondered how -- and why -- the piano was invented? They
are everywhere now and many people can play these
instruments in varying abilities. But what is the
history of the piano? Way back in the 1600s in
Italy, a young man named Bartolomeo Christofori was a
talented harpsicord maker. His instruments were
talked about around the country. He was even
invited by the Prince to come to the palace and work for
the court. This was great but Bartomoleo wanted to
create an instrument that had more range than the
harpsicord or the clavicord. He worked tirelessly
year after year and finally came up with the
pianoforte. Now the musician could play loud or
soft and really control the music. And can you
believe this? People hated it. Musicians
couldn't figure out how to play it. Poor
Bartomaleo. All his work and no one liked
it. Why do you think it is so popular today?
Cristofori, Bartolomeo, 1655-1732.
Harpsichord makers -- Italy.
Piano -- History.
Piano makers -- Italy.