PIANO

by Johannes Zumpe and Gabriel Buntebart, London, 1769 Continue reading

Overview

Zumpe was born in 1726 at Fürth near Nuremberg. He worked in London for the harpsichord maker Burkat Shudi and by 1761 had set up his own business. He invented the square piano sometime before 1766 and was one of the first piano makers to achieve international renown. Zumpe’s instruments were extremely popular in France, and were exported as far afield as Italy and Russia.

Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata in F, K276

J.S. Bach – Andante from Italian Concerto, BWV971