Description - Piano Roles by James Parakilas
This delightfully written book examines every aspect of the history of the piano over the past three hundred years. It deals with the piano's place in classical and popular music cultures, its meaning in different eras, its acceptance in all parts of the world, and images it has inspired in literature, art, and the movies. This new paperback edition includes forty-seven halftone illustrations.
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(196mm x 126mm x 32mm)
Yale University Press
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Author Biography - James Parakilas
James Parakilas is the James L. Moody, Jr. Family Professor of Performing Arts and chair of the music department at Bates College. He is also a performing pianist.