"Rowland has done a great service by gathering together all of the 'hard' evidence: quotations from treatises, descriptions of performances, students' accounts, and musical examples with composers' pedal markings. Pianists will find much that is fascinating ..." Early Keyboard Journal
A history of piano pedalling from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to its maturity in the nineteenth century.
From the Publisher"Although this is admittedly a highly specialized study, it is one that should not be neglected by musical historians, or by pianists who are interested in improving their understanding of the music of the past." Notes
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