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The construction of the piano was continuously challenged and improved in the Romantic era to achieve a longer-lasting, more powerful and expressive tone. Dr Elena Vorotko shows how these objectives were met in different ways by makers of grand and square fortepianos. Stodart, Broadwood, Érard and Pleyel instruments, as well as a Steinway grand piano, reveal their unique characters in the music of Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms and Rachmaninov.