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The Piano: A History

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The Piano: A History by Cyril Ehrlich
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For more than a century the piano occupied a dominant place in music and society. Professor Ehrlich follows its fascinating history from the fortepiano of Mozart's time, through the Victorians' 'household orchestra and god', to the most sophisticated modern products of the Japanese manufacturers. His protagonists include barnstorming virtuosi, fashionable ladies and aspiring clerks, the great makers and the back-street 'garrett-masters', distinguished musicians, and hire-purchase touts. Originally published in 1976 by Dent, this book has now been updated and revised by the author in the light of developments of recent years.

Author Biography

Cyril Ehrlich is author of The Music Profession in Britain since the Eighteenth Century: A Social History and Harmonious Alliance: A History of the Performing Right Society
Release date NZ
March 15th, 1990
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Revised edition
Illustrations
8 pp plates
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
262
Dimensions
156x234x16
ISBN-13
9780198161714
Product ID
2246138

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