From its beginning, the piano has been an integral part of music. The history of the piano is something that every musician and music-appreciator should know. "The Piano" DVD gives everyone from beginners to professionals the opportunity to learn and explore the piano's rich history. The insight provided by piano history instruction can aid in the development of musical training at all levels by giving the viewer an important historical frame of reference. By developing an understanding of where the piano started (as a harpsichord) and how it has changed, the viewer can also develop an understanding of the piano's expressive capabilities as an instrument. "The Piano" DVD also includes a discussion of how the piano has inspired famous composers during different periods of music history, including Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, and Bartok.