Recent approaches in understanding Cristofori's fortepiano

@article{Wraight2006RecentAI,
  title={Recent approaches in understanding Cristofori's fortepiano},
  author={Denzil Wraight},
  journal={Early Music},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={635 - 644}
}
Although Bartolomeo Cristofori is appreciated as the inventor of the fortepiano action, the musical performance of his instruments is little known, since none of his three surviving fortepianos is in its original condition. Reproduction instruments in the last decade have explored the potential of the early Cristofori fortepiano and revealed the extent to which the tone is dependent on the maker's choices when stringing and voicing. The technical content of Scipione Maffei's article of 1711… Expand
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