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Piano Roles

Three Hundred Years of Life with the Piano

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Paperback

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Piano Roles by James Parakilas
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
14 b-w + 47 color illus.
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
448
Dimensions
126x196x32
ISBN-13
9780300093063
Product ID
1832442

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