This illustration by Lotza depicts a pianist playing, loosely based on the movie Green Book. The piano is a struck string instrument with a long history dating back over 300 years. The history of the piano is the evolution of an instrument that has been shaped by many musicians, engineers, craftsmen and artists over the centuries.
The piano was invented in the early 18th century in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori. Over time, it has been improved to become the instrument of music we know today. Modern pianos have 88 keys and are usually made from a combination of wood and metal.
The piano has become a central instrument in classical music, but it has also been used in many other musical genres, such as jazz, blues, rock and pop. Many great composers have written for the piano, including Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.
Lotza‘s illustration captures the emotion and expression of the pianist playing freely on the keyboard, highlighting the importance and cultural impact that the piano has had in the world of music.
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