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People, Music, and 88 Keys, More or Less: Keyboard Instruments through the Ages

Image of a piano keyboardLionel Hampton and other jazz greats used the marimba and xylophone, and Tchaikovsky used the celeste.

With presentation and music, St. Michael’s College Professor Emeritus William Tortolano leads an exploration of the harpsichord, clavichord, the pianoforte, and more through the ages.



About the presenter

William Tortolano sitting at an organ William Tortolano - William is an author, composer, conductor, and organist, and was a professor of fine arts and music at Saint Michael’s College for 50 years. See full biography.

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