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The Cambridge Companion to the Piano (Cambridge Companions to Music)by David Rowland
Synopses & Reviews
The Cambridge Companion to the Piano is an informative and practical guide to one of the world's most popular instruments. 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.
This collection of specially commissioned essays offers an accessible introduction to the history of the piano, performance styles, and its vast repertoire, up to contemporary music. Includes a glossary of important terms. 39 photos. 37 music examples.
A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of music examples; Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgements; Bibliographical abbreviations and pitch notation; Introduction David Rowland; Part I. 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; Part II. 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; Glossary; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
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