Music for piano: a short history

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Amadeus Press, 1995 - Music - 466 pages
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This historical survey focuses on music for piano solo but also includes important compositions for piano duet and two pianos. Scholarly yet readable, it covers the entire repertoire from the Renaissance to the late 20th century and incorporates a bibliography of 1,100 sources for further study.

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Rejoice, all who have hoped for a revised, rewritten, expanded version of F.E. Kirby's narrative Short History of Keyboard Music (Schirmer, 1966). Kirby's new book omits material on organ and ... Read full review


Foreword by Maurice Hinson
Chapter One The Repertory of Keyboard Music
Chapter Two The Time of Change ca 17201790

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