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Men Who Have Made Piano History by Alfred Dodge

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Published by Vestal Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages120
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Open LibraryOL8299079M
ISBN 10091157218X
ISBN 109780911572186

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As the "social anchor" in middle-class homes of the nineteenth century, the piano was simultaneously an elegant piece of drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, and a means of introducing the young to music. In this admirably balanced and leisurely account of the popular instrument, the late, internationally known concert pianist Arthur Loesser takes a . ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Simon and Schuster, Description: xviii, pages ; 22 cm. For more than a century the piano occupied a dominant place in music and society. Professor Ehrlich follows its fascinating history from the fortepiano of Mozart's time, through the Victorians' 'household orchestra and god', to the most sophisticated modern products of the Japanesemanufacturers. A fascinating celebration of the piano, including tales of its masters from Mozart and Beethoven to Oscar Peterson and Jerry Lee Lewis, told with the expertise of composer and author of Temperament, Stuart Isacoff. This history takes us back to the piano's humble genesis as a simple keyboard, and shows how everyone from Ferdinando de’ Medici to Herbie Hancock .

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