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  • Margaret Cranmer


French firm of piano makers . It was founded in 1807 at Paris by the composer Ignace Pleyel ( seePleyel (i) ). The firm quickly adopted and improved the best features of English piano making; jean henri Pape helped Pleyel from 1811 to 1815 with the building of cottage pianos or ‘pianinos’, small vertically strung uprights invented by the English maker Robert Wornum (ii) which were new to France. In ...

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