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Happy Birthday Bartolomeo Cristofori #1429446 05/04/10 09:09 AM
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Jeff Clef Offline OP
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1655 seems like yesterday to some of us (or maybe it's just that I feel old so early in the morning).

Oh well, what does that matter. If you're in the mood to observe the birthday of the inventor of the piano, today is the day. He's 355--- and you're as young as you feel.


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Re: Happy Birthday Bartolomeo Cristofori [Re: Jeff Clef] #1429463 05/04/10 09:50 AM
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Ooeeoo 355, thats a good age. smile Happy birthday Mr. Greatestmanthateverlived laugh

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Grandmas- New Hyundai petite baby grand

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Re: Happy Birthday Bartolomeo Cristofori [Re: Brandon_W_T] #1429483 05/04/10 10:35 AM
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Dear Amerigo,

We still love the 'Gravicembolo col piano e forte'. This is what he called his first instrument that struck the strings rather than plucked them. It means 'keyboard instrument for soft and loud'.

It also seems fitting to pay homage to all of the hundreds of people that added to the technology, particularly during the nineteenth century of development of this instrument. They are the people that made this instrument what we love today.

Rich Galassini
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