Fortepiano is the term that is commonly applied to pianos built in an earlier period or style than the 20th Century instrument. They have a different tone and expressivity to the modern instrument. There were two main schools of mechanism: Viennese and English. The English was the precursor of the modern piano.
History of the company with details on past models back to 1782.
Copies of Viennese Fortepianos after Nannette Streicher, made by Margaret Hood. Detailed descriptions.
Fortepianist performing Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann. MP3 clips, discography and a description of a Seidner fortepiano c 1820. Site available in English, French and German.
Biographies, fortepiano sound clips, articles and photos.
Specialist in the restoration and sale of square pianos and related musical antiques.
Restorers and dealers of antique grand, square, and upright pianos and fortepianos. Antique piano stools, music stands and music cabinets.
Articles on history, restoration and maintenance of early pianos.
San Francisco based builder and restorer of fortepianos.
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