katya-oddio on 01/06/2011 at 12:09PM
The toy piano is historically more than just a plaything. Quality toy pianos stay in tune, because they do not employ strings. Toy pianos offer a unique timbre unlike a piano and more like a celesta or a member of the harpsichord family. It is this unusual sound that has been the key appeal to a small number of composers and performers through the centuries.