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Zumpe pianoforte

<p>Johannes Zumpe Pianoforte (London), 1776. &copy;&nbsp;Music Museum. Photo: Sara Guastev&iacute;</p>

Johannes Zumpe Pianoforte (London), 1776. © Music Museum. Photo: Sara Guasteví

Square piano made by Johannes Zumpe in 1776. Originally from Germany, Zumpe settled in London where he opened a factory to manufacture pianos that included the mechanisms designed by his teacher Gottfried Silbermann. He was the first to product the English square piano, which sounded like a harpsichord. This example has been restored to be played.

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