pianofortist

See also: Pianofortist

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From pianoforte +‎ -ist.

NounEdit

pianofortist (plural pianofortists)

  1. (music) A person who plays the pianoforte.
    • 1834, quoting United States Gazette, “Drama &c.”, in The Lady’s Magazine and Museum of the Belles-Lettres, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Fashions, &c., volume IV, number 8, London: [] J Page, [], section “Theatrical and Musical Intelligence”, paragraph “Death of Mr. E. Knight”, page 249, column 2:
      Mr. E[dward]. Knight completed his musical education in Germany, under the celebrated Ferdinand Ries, and was esteemed an excellent pianofortist and composer.
    • 1976, Fiona Hill [pen name; Ellen Pall], Love in a Major Key, New York, N.Y.: Diversion Books, published 2014, →ISBN:
      “My love,” he answered, stopping and holding her still before him, “have you not yet perceived how your great-grandmother’s marriage will affect us? When the Countess of Halston marries her butler, no one will even think twice about her great-grand-daughter wedding a pianofortist.”
    • 2002, Valerie King [pen name; Caris Roane], A Rogue’s Embrace (Zebra Regency Romances), New York, N.Y.: Zebra Books, page 181:
      Miss Keele performed first and played exceptionally well, which was not surprising. She was by far a superior pianofortist.

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