Piano (The New Grove Series) Philip Belt

ISBN: 9780393305180

Published: April 17th 1998

Paperback

190 pages


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Piano (The New Grove Series)  by  Philip Belt

Piano (The New Grove Series) by Philip Belt
April 17th 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 190 pages | ISBN: 9780393305180 | 7.63 Mb

Suitable for performers, instrument makers, students, historians, and amateurs alike, each book is an invaluable guide to all facets of an instrument history, construction, playing technique, and manufacturers written by leading authorities. AllMoreSuitable for performers, instrument makers, students, historians, and amateurs alike, each book is an invaluable guide to all facets of an instrument history, construction, playing technique, and manufacturers written by leading authorities.

All material has been expanded and updated and is supplemented by a full glossary of terms, an index of instrument makers, and a comprehensive bibliography. The series is liberally illustrated with diagrams and photographs.The New Grove Piano traces the history of the instrument from the earliest pianos of Cristofori in 1698 to the modern concert grands of today and even the prepared piano of John Cage.

also featured is a chapter on piano playing including a section on jazz piano and a survey of pianists, with separate sections (Slavonic, German, French) and on the styles and influence of living pianists. The book concludes with a chronological account of the instruments repertory from the Classical sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, through the Romantic miniatures of Schumann and Brahms and the virtuoso showpieces of Liszt and Ravel, to the complex contemporary works of Boulez and Stockhausen.



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