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The Cambridge Companion to the Piano by David (The Open University, Milton Keynes) Rowland
  

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The Cambridge Companion to the Piano by David (The Open University, Milton Keynes) Rowland

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.

Reviews

'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 fascinating addition to an excellent series.'
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Publication date

19th November 1998

Author

David (The Open University, Milton Keynes) Rowland

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Paperback
260 pages

Categories

Keyboard instruments

ISBN

9780521479868

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