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A fortepiano by Johann Andreas Stein

A fortepiano is an early piano. It normally means pianos from the 18th century to the early 19th century.[1] The first fortepiano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence. The idea soon spread in Europe.[2]

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  1. Ripin, Edwin M. (2001). Fortepiano (i). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.10016.
  2. Badura-Skoda, Eva (2017). The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons: From Scarlatti to Beethoven. Indiana University Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctt2005v7j. ISBN 978-0-253-02263-9. JSTOR j.ctt2005v7j.