CANVASES, CARATS AND CURIOSITIES

Érard, Sébastien

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Sébastien Érard, founder of Erard Piano Company, is heralded for his production of both pianos and harps, and is credited with pioneering the modern piano. His numerous innovations and patents made him a highly-respected instrument maker, earning him commissions from Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. With operations in both France and London, Érard’s pianos were appreciated and owned by the foremost musicians of the day, including Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Verdi.

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