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300 years of People and Pianos - How the Piano changed the Music

Arthur Rubinstein, Glenn Gould, Chick Corea, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and others

300 years ago, around the year 1700, the Italian musician and craftsman Bartolomeo Cristofori invented a new musical instrument: the piano.Today, the piano is the most widely-played and best-loved of all musical instruments. Reason enough to celebrate Cristofori's invention and its anniversary in the year 2000! This one hour documentary will present the instrument's 300-year history and includes piano music spanning 3 centuries.The film is a trip through time and to many important musical cities such as Florence, Vienna, Budapest, Leipzig and Berlin.

Facts

Prog. No.
5178
Music genre
Documentary
Length
57 mins
Director
Frank Schleinstein
Producers
Smithunion © EuroArts Music International, WDR, SWR;
Production year
2001