The birth of the piano

19 April 2008

In Clint Eastwood’s engaging documentary Piano Blues, he says, quite early on, that the piano wasn’t invented until the industrial revolution, and that it had 20,000 pieces. It sounds as if those two facts should be related.

The documentary also features some fine piano players – for me, I enjoyed the footage of Professor Longhair, some of which can be seen on You Tube.

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