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The Cambridge companion to the piano

Author: David Rowland
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This collection of specially commissioned essays offers an accessible introduction to the history of the piano, performance styles, and its vast repertoire. Part 1 reviews the evolution of the piano, from its earliest forms up to the most recent developments, including the acoustics of the instrument. Part 2 explores the varied repertory in its social and stylistic contexts, including contemporary music, with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rowland
ISBN: 0521474701 9780521474702 052147986X 9780521479868
OCLC Number: 38579973
Description: xiv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The piano to c.1770 / David Rowland --
Pianos and pianists c.1770-c.1825 / David Rowland --
The piano since c.1825 / David Rowland --
The virtuoso tradition / Kenneth Hamilton --
Pianists on record in the early twentieth century / Robert Philip --
The acoustics of the piano / Bernard Richardson --
Repertory and canon / Dorothy de Val and Cyril Ehrlich --
The music of the early pianists (to c.1830) / David Rowland --
Piano music for concert hall and salon c.1830-1900 / J. Barrie Jones --
Nationalism / J. Barrie Jones --
New horizons in the twentieth century / Mervyn Cooke --
Ragtime, blues, jazz and popular music / Brian Priestley.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by David Rowland.


A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments.  Read more...
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'Insight brought to the byways of nineteenth-century drawing-room life is one of the pleasures of dipping into this guide of the piano and its history ...'. The Times Literary Supplement '... a Read more...

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