Synopses & Reviews
An internationally renowned manufacturer, designer, and inventor of piano-making machinery presents a history of the development of the 19th-century piano. Photographs of instruments, working diagrams, and portraits of important personalities accompany the text. Covers automatic instruments, including player pianos. "Invaluable data about American piano making." — Grove's.
Leading inventor offers full history of piano technology, earliest models to 1910. Types, makers, components, mechanisms, musical aspects. 300 illustrations.