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Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785 – 1849) was a German pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer who spent most of his life in England and France. Before the advent of Frédéric Chopin, Sigismond Thalberg and Franz Liszt, Kalkbrenner was by many considered to be the foremost pianist in France and England, even Europe. Kalkbrenner was a prolific composer of a multitude of piano works (altogether more than 200), piano concertos, and even operas.

The oldest surviving piano at The Metropolitan Museum. This picture shows the hammer action created by Bartolomeo Cristofori the builder of this instrument and inventor of the piano.

Frederic Mompou amb dos quadres de Nonell comprats pel seu germ Josep (La Paloma, de 1904 i Gitana, de 1902) :: Fons fotogràfic Frederic Mompou (Biblioteca de Catalunya)