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"THE ART OF THE PIANO" EXHIBITION OPENS IN OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY'S DIEHN COMPOSERS ROOM

The Old Dominion University Libraries opened an exhibition titled "The Art of the Piano" on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Diehn Composers Room. From invention to building and design, the exhibition examines the rising popularity of the piano in 18th-century Europe, both musically and socially.

Portraits, photographs, albums, CDs, scores, books and paintings help illustrate the impact produced by Bartolomeo Cristofori's invention of the pianoforte. The exhibit also features ODU's full-time music faculty who specialize in keyboard instruments, showcasing their respective piano works from the University Libraries' collection. The Diehn piano and metronomes from the F. Ludwig Diehn Collection are also on display.

The "Art of the Piano" exhibition continues through Jan. 31, 2008, in the Diehn Composers Room, located in Room 189 of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. The Diehn Composers Room is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Hogue, instruction and music collections librarian, at 757-683-4131.

This article was posted on: November 7, 2007

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