22 August 2008

Behold the finger stretcher!

"Developed in America in 1910 to help pianists hit the sprawling notes demanded by the likes of Stravinsky and Debussy. Careful use was required: it is thought the composer Schumann destroyed his hands using an early version."

If you want to stretch your fingers, such devices are occasionally available on eBay. This one sold on the Spanish eBay site for 18.85 Euros.

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