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An Inspirational Style Guide to the Piano and Its Place in History

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The Piano: An Inspirational Style Guide to the Piano and Its Place in History by John-Paul Williams
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From its remarkable conception by Italian harpsichord marker Bartolomeo Christofori in the 1690s and its evolution through the industrial revolution to mass production to the present day, the piano was guaranteed its popular appeal. At one time, not so long ago, you could find a piano in almost every home. Its flexibility for accompaniment, solo work, to lead an orchestra, as a tool for composers, or simply as a fine piece of furniture, is unrivalled among instruments-as is the claim that everyone is capable of playing something on a piano.The Pianocharts the instrument's historical development from it s earliest days, revealing the close relationship famous composers had with particular makes. It also explores the anatomy of the piano in detail, and outlines what you should look for when choosing a piano of your own-upright or grand, new or second-hand. Finally, as the piano is far more sensitive to its environment than it looks, there is a section on caring for your piano and, for extreme cases, reconditioning, restoration and rebuilding.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
colour diagrams, colour photos
Imprint
ABC Books
Pages
160
Dimensions
263x261x18
ISBN-13
9780733311314
Product ID
2968981

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