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  • Luigi Sartori (1817 - 1844)
    Luigi Sartori was an Italian pianist and composer. Trained in classical studies, he devoted himself totally to the piano, where, in the wake of Thalberg and Liszt, he was among the most successful in...
  • Cecilia Sagredo (1711 - d.)
    Cecilia Sagredo, harpsichordist, born March 28, 1711 wife in 1727 of Giorgio Baffo son of Andrea Baffo and Chiara Querini. Cecilia Sagredo in 1771 met Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as evidenced by the letter...
  • Nino Rota (1911 - 1979)
    Giovanni (Nino) Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the...
  • Cheryl "Cheri" Lee Balester (1951 - 2019)
    I love you mommy. So many things I never said that I should have. You were a strong beautiful woman. I know you only did what you knew how to do. I wish that I told you how much you were importan...
  • Tamar Giraldoni (deceased)
    Tamar (Tamara) Eristavi was a Georgian pianist. She was a princess, a daughter of a Georgian prince.

A pianist is an individual who plays the piano. Most forms of Western music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of repertoire and styles to choose from, including traditionally classical music, jazz, blues and all sorts of popular music, including rock music. Most pianists can, to a certain extent, play other keyboard-related instruments such as the synthesizer, harpsichord, celesta and the organ.

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