The Piano is a made in Italy story 2022

Docufilm in progress – release 2023

“The prince and the harpsichord: this is how the piano was born” is a documentary film lasting 1 hour and 20 minutes. ca. in which the events are narrated, which in Florence between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, led to the birth of the fortepiano, from which the piano will derive, the instrument that will forever change the world of music, also highlighting the evolution , which it has had since its creation to the present day. We tell this story, through interviews with musicians, historians and costumed actors who will play the protagonists of this story, supported by images of the places and finds concerning these vicissitudes.

The docufilm “The prince and the harpsichord maker: thus the piano was born” aims to narrate the events that led to the birth of Fortepiano between the 17th and 18th centuries. We will therefore deal with the two main protagonists of this story, who as the title itself says are: a prince, the Grand Prince of Tuscany Ferdinando de ‘Medici and a harpsichord, the Paduan Bartolomeo Cristofori, one of the greatest makers of musical instruments of all. times. In addition to this, however, we will also see the historical-cultural context, in which the birth of the Fortepiano has its roots, of the evolution of this instrument over its three centuries of life and the developments it then underwent.