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It's all about the music, dude! Sit down, relax and listen to some tunes.

Not ignorance - YOU'RE making assumptions!

I never said they sounded the same. Yes, one sounded like a toy piano and the other sounded like strung-together rubber bands. I'll never understand how people can listen to these instruments (other than to get a sense of the severely limited expressive possibilities which the keyboard composers of those times had at their disposal), and even take pleasure in their primitive sounds. But far be it from me to dictate what people should listen to! ;-)

As for their working condition, they were locked away in a holy-of-holies special room (almost a shrine!) and were only available to be played as part of a general class (as in my case - where you had to prostrate yourself before being allowed access - just kidding!) or to be used only by the one or two specialist keyboard players who were majoring in fortepiano playing. I do not know what regular maintenance they received, but, in general, the faculty worshipped these instruments, so I'm sure they were well cared for.

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