In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It seems she gardens, embroiders, paints, plays the pianoforte and sings.
- After dinner Marianne is invited to play the pianoforte.
- Anna smiled and walked over to the pianoforte in the corner of the ballroom.
- I no longer ride several times a day, instead I sit and practice my pianoforte and embroider.
- She went to a pianoforte and began to play a few keys.
- She nodded towards the pianoforte, at Adam and Audrey, and smiled at him.
- Since their time, the pianoforte has been improved to a high degree of completion.
- Toy musical instruments, including French horns, trumpets, violins, pianofortes, flutes, and drums, numbered 17,622; small horses, horsemen, and soldiers, from drummers to lancers, over 3,000.
- They chattered politely for a few minutes, and then Will cruelly suggested that Clara entertain them on the pianoforte.
- All daughters were expected to learn the pianoforte - one of the few disciplines, along with sewing, embroidering and housekeeping, that society permitted them to pursue.
- Her interest in teaching and music blossomed and she qualified with a music degree in pianoforte.
- He is plagued by his poor relationship with his father who dragged him about Europe as a child performing pieces on cloth covered pianofortes from the age of 5 to his early teens.
- The festival includes classes for choirs, vocal solos, duets, groups, pianoforte, strings, woodwind, guitar ensembles, composition, brass and keyboards.
- Lotte stood beside the pianoforte, staring at the carpet.
- Artemesia moved to the pianoforte that was along one of the walls, and sat down on the bench, facing away from the instrument and towards Scott.
- Quickly standing up, Elizabeth moved towards the pianoforte.
- There were competition classes for pianoforte, singing, elocution and dancing - tap, character, national and ballet.
- She plays the pianoforte and sings beautifully.
- Won't you be a dear and practice the pianoforte for a bit while I show Lord William the lovely new begonias that the butler planted in his spare time?
- The room quieted then, as Cordelia stood and took her place beside the pianoforte, ‘Would anyone care to accompany me on the piano as I sing?’
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