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"Men, Women and Pianos"

♥ Book Title : Men, Women and Pianos
♣ Name Author : Arthur Loesser
∞ Launching : 2012-04-27
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780486171616
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0486171612
⊕ Number Pages : Total 672 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries."Article| Arthur Loesser| Statement ..."

"Men, Women, and Pianos"

♥ Book Title : Men, Women, and Pianos
♣ Name Author : Arthur Loesser
∞ Launching : 1954
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780486265438
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0486265439
⊕ Number Pages : Total 654 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries."Article| Arthur Loesser| Statement ..."

"A Natural History of the Piano"

♥ Book Title : A Natural History of the Piano
♣ Name Author : Stuart Isacoff
∞ Launching : 2012-07-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780285641181
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0285641182
⊕ Number Pages : Total 382 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff - pianist, critic and teacher - explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners. A Natural History of the Piano distills a lifetime of research and passion into one brilliant narrative. We witness Mozart unveiling his monumental concertos in Vienna's coffeehouses, using a special piano with one keyboard for the hands and another for the feet; European virtuoso Henri Herz entertaining rowdy miners during the California gold rush; Beethoven at his piano, conjuring healing angels to console a grieving mother who had lost her child; Liszt fainting in the arms of a page turner to spark an entire hall into hysterics Ranging from the groundbreaking music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy to the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Arthur Rubinstein and Van Cliburn, Isacoff delineates how classical music and jazz influenced each other as the uniquely American art form progressed from ragtime, novelty, boogie, bebop, and beyond, through Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock and Bill Charlap. Here is the instrument in all its complexity and beauty. We learn of the incredible craftsmanship of a modern Steinway, the peculiarity of specialty pianos built for the Victorian household, the continuing innovation in keyboards including electronic ones. And most of all, we hear the music of the masters, from centuries ago and in our own age, as brilliantly evoked as its most recent performance. This wide-ranging volume is an essential for music lovers, pianists, and the armchair musician."Article| Stuart Isacoff| Statement ..."

"Music, Women, and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania"

♥ Book Title : Music, Women, and Pianos in Antebellum Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
♣ Name Author : Jewel A. Smith
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0934223904
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780934223904
⊕ Number Pages : Total 215 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume documents not only the academic and music curricula offered at a distinguished seminary, but the importance of piano study from a sociological viewpoint, music making in a gendered environment, and performance opportunities available for nineteenth-century women. A comparison of the Seminary's curricula with that offered at the Moravian Nazareth Hall for men in nearby Nazareth confirms the Moravians' claim that women and men were equally intelligent; hence, women deserved a comparable education. Aimed at an audience of general readers as well as music scholars, Music, Women, and Pianos offers fresh insights into American upper-and middle-class gender roles, the origins of middle-class music instruction, and the importance of women's contribution to society. This book, which contains more than fifty illustrations, furnishes the historical, cultural, and educational material necessary for interdisciplinary study drawing on nineteenth-century American history, education, music education, and women's studies."Article| Jewel A. Smith| Statement ..."

"Five Centuries of Keyboard Music"

♥ Book Title : Five Centuries of Keyboard Music
♣ Name Author : John Gillespie
∞ Launching : 2013-04-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780486318790
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0486318796
⊕ Number Pages : Total 463 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A practicing musician and professor of music offers the first work in English to comprehensively survey the development of solo keyboard works. Gillespie discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano, including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy. Includes 116 musical examples, illustrations, and a glossary of musical terms."Article| John Gillespie| Statement ..."

"Music for the Piano"

♥ Book Title : Music for the Piano
♣ Name Author : James Friskin
∞ Launching : 1954
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780486229188
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0486229181
⊕ Number Pages : Total 434 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "First published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1954."Article| James Friskin| Statement ..."

"Piano Roles"

♥ Book Title : Piano Roles
♣ Name Author : James Parakilas
∞ Launching : 2002
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0300093063
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780300093063
⊕ Number Pages : Total 391 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This delightfully written book examines every aspect of the history of the piano over the past 300 years. This new edition includes 47 color photos and 14 illustrations."Article| James Parakilas| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Pianoforte
♣ Name Author : Dieter Hildebrandt
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0807614580
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780807614587
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "According to Dieter Hildebrandt, the piano is a revolutionary figure and its story a grand adventure. One by one, the memorable geniuses make their appearance: Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt. Other highlights include the great piano duels (Bach v. Marchand, Mozart v. Clementi), the dawning era of the concert tour and the music critic, and the obsessions of the leading figures."Article| Dieter Hildebrandt| Statement ..."

"The Art of the Piano : Drawings"

♥ Book Title : The Art of the Piano : Drawings
♣ Name Author : John Diebboll
∞ Launching : 2000
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1567921744
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781567921748
⊕ Number Pages : Total 100 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""This book is a collection of the artwork that architect and artist John Diebboll has been creating for a modern generation of art-case pianos. Continuing the nineteenth-century tradition of one-of-a-kind comissioned constructions that are to be seen as well as played, his drawings present his visions of twenty-first century pianos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved"Article| John Diebboll| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Piano
♣ Name Author : James Barron
∞ Launching : 2007-05-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0805083049
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780805083040
⊕ Number Pages : Total 304 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Satisfying to the point of sensuousness." --The New York Times Book Review Like no other instrument, a grand piano melds the magic of engineering with the magic of great music. Alone among the big piano companies, Steinway & Sons still crafts each of its pianos largely by hand, imbuing each one with the promise and burden of its brand. In this captivating narrative, James Barron of The New York Times tells the story of one Steinway piano, from raw lumber to finished instrument. Barron follows that brand-new piano--known by its number, K0862--on its journey through the factory, where time-honored traditions vie with modern-day efficiency. He also explores the art and science of developing a piano's timbre and character before its debut, when the essential question will be answered: Does K0862 live up to the Steinway legend? From start to finish, Piano will charm and enlighten music and book lovers alike."Article| James Barron| Statement ..."

"Piano Girl"

♥ Book Title : Piano Girl
♣ Name Author : Robin Meloy Goldsby
∞ Launching : 2006-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0879308826
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780879308827
⊕ Number Pages : Total 278 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This entertaining memoir provides a glimpse into the comedies, tragedies, and mundane miracles witnessed from the business perspective of a world-traveling lounge musician."Article| Robin Meloy Goldsby| Statement ..."

"Piano Pieces"

♥ Book Title : Piano Pieces
♣ Name Author : Russell Sherman
∞ Launching : 1997-06-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780374525002
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0374525005
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Russell Sherman has been hailed as "that rarest of performers--a thinking man's virtuoso" (Chicago Tribune), and Piano Pieces is his scintillating excursion into the world of piano and its multiple spheres of affect and influence. From pithy reflections on tone, technique, and the thorny matter of thumbs to ruminations on how such a machine could be the voice and repository of priceless human messages both lyrical and complex, Piano Pieces examines the current status of music, piano-playing, and pedagogy through the noisy filter of contemporary culture."Article| Russell Sherman| Statement ..."