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Zumpe Square Pianoforte

Made by: Johannes Zumpe

18th Century



A student of Gottfried Silbermann, Johannes Zumpe and his colleagues fled Germany for London during the Seven Years’ War. His creation of a conveniently sized, moderately priced, and inexpensive square pianoforte such as this one meant that Zumpe had tremendous influence during his time.   In 1768, a Zumpe piano was used by Johann Christian Bach in the first solo piano performance in London, England. 

Acquired 1978

Fallboard: “1768 London”;
Range: GG-f3; 5 octaves; 60 keys