Synopses & Reviews
Piano traces the evolution of the instrument and its birth in the 18th century, showing all the main varieties of early piano from the prominent manufacturing houses. Additional close-up and internal photography reveals the developments in construction and 'actions', or mechanisms, of these marvelous antiquities. More specially commissioned photographs illustrate the outer beauty and inner complexity of the modern piano, with spectacular shots of current Steinway and Bosendorfer instruments, while new technology examined includes the electric piano as well as more recent developments such as the digital piano. This important new book is an essential purchase for every piano player and every musical instrument enthusiast.