Cristofori Piano: Sonata number 6 by Lodovico Giustini - YouTube

Submitted by michael on Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:35

Dongsok Shin performs the Giga of
Sonata number 6 in B flat major by Lodovico Giustini (1685-1743) on the earliest known
surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in
Florence, 1720. This sonata is from the 12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto
volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1, written in 1732. These are the first known pieces to
have been composed specifically for the piano.