Pian o Fort e
EVENT #: 52145
"Pianoforte" is often interchangeably used today to refer to the early piano, formally known as the fortepiano. But in musical notation, "pianoforte" refers to a dynamic mark (pf), which directs the music performer to attack the written note at the dynamic level of "piano" (soft) followed by a quick increase in volume, to "forte" (loud). Not to be confused with the other Brahms-era pf mark referring to poco forte (a little loud) that is now rarely used qua mark.