Zooming At the Piano

If Bach Could Have Zoomed

Elizabeth Reed
The Haven
Published in
3 min readMay 5, 2022

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By Elizabeth Reed

Ever since Bartolomeo Cristofori replaced those plucking quills inside the harpsichord with felt-covered hammers, keyboardists never looked back. The fortepiano took center stage, crushing the lowly clavichord and its unfortunate relatives. Until the late nineteenth century, if you wanted to hear music you had to provide it yourself. And so began the family tussle of where to put the piano. If you…

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Elizabeth Reed
The Haven

Born in Lisbon. Married to a German. Traveler to unusual places (West Papua) Musician (pianist) Political activist (anti Tangerine Tyrant) Health advocate.