Clementi Fortepiano 1808

Housed in the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University is a Clementi Fortepiano, built in Muzio Clementi’s London factory in 1808. A fortepiano (AKA pianoforte) is the precursor to the  modern grand piano, having a tone in between a harpsichord and a modern piano due to the brass strings.

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Note: The Clementi Fortepiano was recorded with only Close1, Close2, and Mid perspectives and does not include all of the extensive mixing controls of the other pianos of the collection.

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