Entertainment Books:

Pianoforte Music Its History, with Biographical Sketches and Critical Estimates of Its Greatest Masters



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Pianoforte Music Its History, with Biographical Sketches and Critical Estimates of Its Greatest Masters by John Comfort Fillmore
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 15-20 February using standard courier delivery


Fillmore writes that his objective in writing this volume was: to discriminate clearly the natural epochs into which the history of pianoforte music divides; to give a lucid statement and exposition of the principles of composition which have governed and determined the creative activity of those epochs; to trace the development of these principles as manifested in the phenomena of composition, and to point out the relation of the work of each epoch to what preceded and what followed it; to call attention to the great epoch-making composers whose work furnishes the chief examples of those characteristic principles; to give a clear and discriminating account of their work, a trustworthy estimate of their relative rank and place in history; and to furnish biographical sketches of them sufficiently full to give general readers a not inadequate notion of the men and their lives. It was also to notice the work and lives of minor composers and performers with as much fullness as the limits of the book would permit; to trace the development of the technique of the pianoforte; and to give a sufficient account of the instruments which preceded the pianoforte, and of their relation to that instrument.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Kessinger Publishing Co
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 326 Banana Points