A Natural History of the Piano

A fascinating celebration of the piano, including tales of its masters from Mozart and Beethoven to Oscar Peterson and Jerry Lee Lewis, told with the expertise of composer and author of Temperament, Stuart Isacoff. This history takes us back to the piano's humble genesis as a simple keyboard, and shows how everyone from Ferdinando de' Medici to Herbie Hancock affected its evolution of sound and influence in popular music. Presenting the instrument that has been at the core of musical development over the centuries in all its beauty and complexity, this explores the piano's capabilities and the range of emotional expression it conveys in different artists' hands. A Natural History of the Piano is fast-paced and intriguing, with beautiful illustrations and photos, a must-read for music lovers and pianists of every level. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780307279330
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Stuart Isacoff
Publisher Vintage
Pages 361
Format Paperback
Dimensions 17.1cm x 2cm x 23.5cm
Weight 0.75 kg
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