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Cynthia Adams Hoover

while on most instruments it extends over only the top octave. Stewart’s instruments are of fine workmanship and were praised in their day as ‘unrivalled in tone, touch, and action’. Bibliography D. Spillane : History of the American Pianoforte (New York, 1890/ R ), 30ff R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-forte: its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978)

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Margaret Cranmer

Bibliography Jurors' Reports [XVI: Musical Instruments], International Exhibition, London, 1862 (London, 1862) E. Pauer : A Dictionary of Pianists and Composers for the Pianoforte with an Appendix of Manufacturers of the Instrument (London, 1895) R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-forte: its History traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978/ R )

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Margaret Cranmer and Peter Ward Jones

Fantasy, as well as songs and piano works. In several cases the English editions were the first to appear, and often contain significant minor variants compared with the continental ones. Bibliography ClinkscaleMP Humphries-SmithMP Waterhouse-LangwillI R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-Forte: its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978/ R ) L. Plantinga : Clementi: his Life and Music (London, 1977/ R ) A. Tyson : The Authentic English Editions of Beethoven (London, 1963) R. Burnett : ‘English Pianos at

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Margaret Cranmer

ik ) and a Venetian swell operated by a knee-lever; one is preserved at the Cobbe Foundation, Hatchlands Park, Surrey. William’s son, John Southwell, took an active part in the business from 1800 . Bibliography ClinkscaleMP P. James : Early Keyboard Instruments from their Beginnings to the Year 1820 (London, 1930/ R ), 139 R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-Forte: its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978/ R ) T. de Valera : ‘Two 18th-Century Dublin Musical Instrument Makers’, Dublin Historical Record , 36/4 (1982–3), 122–31 A. Cobbe

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Derek Adlam and Cyril Ehrlich

1862 (London, 1862) List of Pianofortes … Exhibited by John Broadwood and Sons, International Exhibition, London 1862 (London, 1862) A.J. Hipkins : A Description and History of the Pianoforte and of the Older Keyboard String Instruments (London, 1896/ R , 3/1929/ R ) R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-Forte: its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978/ R ) A. Loesser : Men, Women and Pianos: a Social History (New York, 1954/ R ) C. Ehrlich : The Piano: a History (London, 1976, 2/1990) D. Wainwright : Broadwood by Appointment

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Margaret Cranmer

the Consolidated Rates for the parish of All Hallows, Honey Lane. James Longman Rolfe (relationship not certain) joined the firm in 1836 . The firm ceased production in 1888 . In 1797 , with Samuel Davis, Rolfe patented (no.2160) the earliest specification for ‘Turkish music’ in pianos, where a hammer strikes the soundboard to produce the sound of a drum. The hammer action, based on the English single action ( see Pianoforte §I 4. and fig. ) and operated by a pedal, is illustrated in Harding (p.135). The patent also specifies that instead of using the soundboard

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Margaret Cranmer

had an older brother, William ( b London, 6 July 1792 ), but the extent of his involvement in the business is not known. Manufacture ceased in 1861 . Bibliography BoalchM ClinkscaleMP W. Pole : Musical Instruments in the Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851 (London, 1851) R.E.M. Harding : The Piano-Forte: its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Cambridge, 1933/ R , 2/1978/ R ) M. Cole : The Pianoforte in the Classical Era (Oxford, 1998)