Erard pianos

Sébastien Érard (1752-1831) and his brother Jean-Baptiste founded the Érard company. They built high-quality harpsichords, fortepianos, and harps, and invented the double escapement mechanism (which allows the player to rapidly repeat a note, and which was subsequently adopted by all piano companies) in 1822. They also invented the modern system […]

Sébastien Érard, Founder of a Dynasty