Milchmeyer, Philipp Jacob



Piano-player and musical inventor; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main. In 1780 he was Court mechanician at Mayence, and invented a piano keyboard having three manuals, which, according to Cramer, in Magazin der Musik, produced a hundred and fifty varied combinations of sounds. He taught piano in Strasburg, and died there in 1813. His book, Anfangsgründe der Musik um das Piano, sowohl in Rucksicht des Fingersatzes als auch der Manieren und des Ausdrucks richtig spielen zu lernen, published in 1797, is considered rather important.