The Piano: An Encyclopedia

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Robert Palmieri
Taylor & Francis, Aug 11, 2003 - Music - 576 pages
This new edition of the award-winning encyclopedia has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to include new technological advances, scholarship and bibliographic information. An international team of distinguished specialists has contributed over 440 entries including information on everything from builders, composers, and important events to technical descriptions and research discoveries. Uniformly well-written and authoritative, this user-friendly guide will channel anyone's love for the instrument, through social, intellectual, art history and beyond into the electronic age.

Includes entries on:

70 Builders

65 Composers

Over 200 technical terms

History, by country and of the piano's evolution

Important developments, organizations and piano types

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