Federsaitenpianoforte (Ger.: ‘spring-string-pianoforte’)
- Laurence Libin
Piano invented by Wilhelm (Vilmos) Schwab of Pest about 1840. It had steel ‘strings’ bent into serpentine form, and thus shorter scaling; its other special advantage was that it remained in tune for a long time. Schwab (c1785–1856) obtained his master’s license in ...