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Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History

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Publisher Comments:

As the "social anchor" in middle-class homes of the 19th century, the piano was simultaneously an elegant piece of drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity and a mean of introducing the young to music and entertaining their elders. In the admirably balanced and leisurely account of the popular instrument, the late, internationally known concert pianist Arthur Loesser takes a "piano's-eye view" of the recent social history of Western Europe and the United States.

Synopsis:

Delightfully written account by the late concert pianist traces instrument's design, manufacture, music written for it, more. The result is a "piano's eye-view" of the social history of western Europe and the United States.


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.

Synopsis:

An internationally renowned pianist presents a delightful piano's-eye view of Western European and American social history from the 16th through 20th centuries. With wit and erudition, Loesser traces the history of the instrument's design and manufacture and its music, from the clavichord and harpsichord to the modern spinet and concert grand.

Synopsis:

An internationally renowned pianist presents a delightful "piano's-eye view" of Western European and American social history from the 16th through 20th centuries. With wit and erudition, Loesser traces the history of the instrument's design and manufacture and its music, from the clavichord and harpsichord to the modern spinet and concert grand.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 614-624) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486265438
Foreword:
Barzun, Jacques
Author:
Rothstein, Edward
Foreword:
Rothstein, Edward
Author:
Loesser, Arthur
Author:
Barzun, Jacques
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Piano
Subject:
Piano -- History.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
American piano music
Subject:
Authur Loesser
Subject:
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.66 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Delightfully written account by the late concert pianist traces instrument's design, manufacture, music written for it, more. The result is a "piano's eye-view" of the social history of western Europe and the United States.


"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by , An internationally renowned pianist presents a delightful piano's-eye view of Western European and American social history from the 16th through 20th centuries. With wit and erudition, Loesser traces the history of the instrument's design and manufacture and its music, from the clavichord and harpsichord to the modern spinet and concert grand.
"Synopsis" by ,
An internationally renowned pianist presents a delightful "piano's-eye view" of Western European and American social history from the 16th through 20th centuries. With wit and erudition, Loesser traces the history of the instrument's design and manufacture and its music, from the clavichord and harpsichord to the modern spinet and concert grand.
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