The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano

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The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano

by Elizabeth Rusch

Illustrations by Marjorie Priceman

First Release:

June 2017

ISBN: 9781481444842

Bartolomeo Cristofori longs to create an instrument that can be played both soft and loud. Could hammers be the key to the new instrument? Time line of the life of Bartolomeo Cristofori and the piano. Information about the three surviving Cristofori pianos and about modern pianos. Classical and modern piano music suggestions. Notes about primary and secondary sources. Bibliography. Sources for quotations. Full-color illustrations rendered in gouache and ink.

  • ISBN: 9781481444842
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 48
    Trim Size: 12" x 9"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.9, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: 980L
    Awards & Honors: NSTA Best STEM Books 2018
    CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: The Arts New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2017 Blue Ribbons, Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfic
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