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Title The Cambridge companion to the piano / edited by David Rowland.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank Reference  786.2 Cam /0008 acn.114887    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xiv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge companions to music.
Cambridge companions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-237) and index.
Contents Introduction / David Rowland -- Pt. 1. Pianos and pianists. 1. The piano to c.1770 / David Rowland. 2. Pianos and pianists c.1770-c.1825 / David Rowland. 3. The piano since c.1825 / David Rowland. 4. The virtuoso tradition / Kenneth Hamilton. 5. Pianists on record in the early twentieth century / Robert Philip. 6. The acoustics of the piano / Bernard Richardson -- Pt. 2. Repertory. 7. Repertory and canon / Dorothy de Val and Cyril Ehrlich. 8. The music of the early pianists (to c.1830) / David Rowland. 9. Piano music for concert hall and salon c.1830-1900 / J. Barrie Jones. 10. Nationalism / J. Barrie Jones. 11. New horizons in the twentieth century / Mervyn Cooke. 12. Ragtime, blues, jazz and popular music / Brian Priestley.
Summary 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. Part 2 explores the varied repertory, up to 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.
Other author Rowland, David (David E.), 1957-
Subject Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 0521474701 (hb)
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