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Author Isacoff, Stuart.

Title A natural history of the piano : the instrument, the music, the musicians--from Mozart to modern jazz, and everything in between / Stuart Isacoff.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  786.209 Is1n 2011    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 361 p. ill. ; 25 cm.
Series A Borzoi book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A gathering of traditions -- The piano is born -- The first piano superstar -- Piano fever -- Performers on the road -- The four sounds -- The combustibles -- The alchemists -- The rhythmizers -- The melodists -- The cultivated and the vernacular -- The Russians are coming -- The Germans and their close relations -- Keys to the world -- On the cutting edge -- Everything old is new again.
Summary Unfolds the ongoing history and evolution of the piano and all its myriad wonders: how its very sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, and why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners.
Subject Piano -- History.
Piano music -- History and criticism.
Pianos -- History.
Piano music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780307266378

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