The Piano

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jul 1, 1997 - Music - 190 pages
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Suitable for performers, instrument makers, students, historians, and amateurs alike, each book is an invaluable guide to all facets of an instrument--history, construction, playing technique, and manufacturers--written by leading authorities. All material has been expanded and updated and is supplemented by a full glossary of terms, an index of instrument makers, and a comprehensive bibliography. The series is liberally illustrated with diagrams and photographs.

The New Grove Piano traces the history of the instrument from the earliest pianos of Cristofori in 1698 to the modern concert grands of today and even the 'prepared' piano of John Cage. also featured is a chapter on piano playing--including a section on jazz piano--and a survey of pianists, with separate sections (Slavonic, German, French) and on the styles and influence of living pianists. The book concludes with a chronological account of the instrument's repertory--from the Classical sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, through the Romantic miniatures of Schumann and Brahms and the virtuoso showpieces of Liszt and Ravel, to the complex contemporary works of Boulez and Stockhausen.

 

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Contents

Chapter One History of the Piano
1
Chapter Three Pianists Harold C Schonberg 1 Liszt and his contemporaries
90
The Leschetizky school
93
The Slavonic school
94
The German school
96
The French school
98
After World War I
99
After World War II
102
Romanticism and the miniature
123
The age of virtuosity
128
19thcentury national trends
133
The growth of pianism 19001940
136
After World War II
139
Appendix One Glossary of Terms
144
Appendix Two Index of Makers
156
Bibliography
174

Chapter Four Piano Music Robert Winter 15 Susan Bradshaw 67
107
The Classical sonata
109

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