The Cambridge Companion to the Piano

The Cambridge Companion to the Piano

by David Rowland
     
 

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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

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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 final chapter on jazz, blues and ragtime. The Companion also contains a glossary of important terms and will be a valuable source for the piano performer, student and enthusiast.

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"...a well-tuned set of illustrated essays on the history of the instrument, its performance, and its repertory." Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Highly recommended for general readership and undergraduate collections." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139815444
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/19/1998
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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