Bartolomeo Cristofori was born in Italy on the 4th of May 1655. Life is not much known of his childhood. People call Cristofori as the first person who discovered the piano. A source said only that Cristofori gain knowledge by way of "serving" the Nikolo Amati, a famous violin maker at the time. At the age of 33 years or more precisely in 1688, Cristofori was recruited by Prince Ferdinando de Medici. Ferdinando adlah a music lover who is heir to Cosimo III, one of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
At that Tuscany is an autonomous kingdom kecl in Italy. Cristofori worked with tenacious and diligent in making Ferdinando amazed and delighted him, and give higher pay than originally agreed. In 1700, for the first time Cristofori made musical instruments kemudia known piano. Cristofori findings musical instrument has 4 octave voice. A journalist named Scipione Maffei describes the instrument as gravecembalo col piano e forte, which means harpsichord with soft keyboard loud. Originally this instrument called a pianoforte, but in the end better known piano.
Piano is one of the tools that are very popular classical music community. Distinctive voice makes the pianist (the term for a person who plays the piano) can express his feelings through the piano. Piano is played with the fingers, so as to play the piano much like typing fingers on the piano keys. Playing piano is mengasikkan profession so that it can be used for those who are very adept at playing the piano.
Call it the pianist - pianist the world who make money by selling their work at playing the piano. With a full sound characteristics - from low to high pitch tone - piano can play a thousand and one 'sound' that can make the listener feel like mendegar ear sound sesungguhnya.Tak only that, the piano is also said to be a romantic musical, because the pianist's skill in played tones can create a romantic atmosphere.
Cristofori died on January 27, 1731 or at the age of 76 years. Currently there are at least three Cristofori's piano works that have survived and kept in various museums. One located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA (made in 1720), one in the Museo Strumenti Musicali, Rome, Italy (made in 1722), and one in Musikinstrumen-Meseum of Leipzig University, Germany (made in 1726).