The Cambridge Companion to the Piano
The Cambridge Companion to the Piano is an informative and practical guide to one of the world's most popular instruments. This collection of specially commissioned essays offers an accessible introduction to the history of the piano, performance styles, and its vast repertoire. Part 1 reviews the evolution of the piano, from its earliest forms up to the most recent developments. Part 2 explores the varied repertory, up to contemporary music, with a final chapter on jazz, blues and ragtime. The Companion also contains a glossary of important terms and will be a valuable source for the piano performer, student and enthusiast.
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The piano to c1770
Pianos and pianists c1770c1825
The piano since c1825
The virtuoso tradition
Pianists on record in the early twentieth century
The acoustics of the piano
Repertory and canon
The music of the early pianists to c1830
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