- Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:20 pm
The first thing to focus on here, izsake, is the author's intent, because the question is asking us what the author means by referring to a piano exactly contemporary with the composition that had the "wrong" note. This isn't just about whether something is true or not, but what the author was trying to say.
In that section, the author was not saying anything about Mozart or Haydn. The author was referring to pianos that did not yet have the extended range that they later acquired. When Beethoven wrote that piece, pianos couldn't play the note that he wanted to include, so he had to settle for the closest thing they had! That should be your prephrase to guide you to the best answer.
By the way, not that you need to know this for the purpose of this question, but Mozart and Haydn both predated Beethoven, so those pianos contemporary to Beethoven, if they were already old at that time, might have also been available to those guys!
Adam M. Tyson
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