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Description - The Cambridge Companion to the Piano by David Rowland

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, including the acoustics of the instrument. Part 2 explores the varied repertory in its social and stylistic contexts, including 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521479868
ISBN-10: 052147986X
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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