The Piano

The Piano Author Jeremy Siepmann
ISBN-10 0793599768
Release 1998
Pages 192
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(Book). For more than 200 years, the piano has been an inspirational force in the world of music. The Piano shows how this characterful instrument has won its place at the center of the affections of music lovers everywhere. This is the first popular book to cover every aspect of the instrument's dynamic history, including: origins, technical developments, novelties and experiments; piano music throughout the centuries; profiles of the instruments' musical giants and analyses of their greatest works; and much more. With over 200 photographs and full color throughout, The Piano is a handsome tribute to a great musical personality. 192 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 1/4

The Piano

The Piano Author Nick Healy
ISBN-10 1583413766
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 48
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Traces the history of the piano, from its creation to modern times and the man who created it.

The Piano

The Piano Author Frank Cappelli
ISBN-10 9781932904543
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 112
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In this day and age, children and young adults need every advantage they can get from their education. At Eldorado Ink, we strive to establish our company as an exciting resource for nonfiction reference materials for sixth grade and beyond.

The Piano

The Piano Author Edwin M. Ripin
ISBN-10 039330518X
Release 1997-07-01
Pages 190
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The New Grove Musical Instruments Series, a companion to the much acclaimed New Grove Composer Biography Series, presents in book form many of the lengthy and informative articles published in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.

The Piano in Chamber Ensemble

The Piano in Chamber Ensemble Author Maurice Hinson
ISBN-10 0253346967
Release 2006
Pages 668
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The Piano in Chamber Ensemble describes more than 3,200 compositions, from duos to octets, by more than 1,600 composers. It is divided into sections according to the number of instruments involved, then subdivided according to the actual scoring. Keyboard, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players and their teachers will find a wealth of chamber works from all periods.

The Piano

The Piano Author Robert Palmieri
ISBN-10 9780203427026
Release 2003-08-11
Pages 576
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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

The Cambridge Companion to the Piano

The Cambridge Companion to the Piano Author David Rowland
ISBN-10 052147986X
Release 1998-11-19
Pages 244
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A Companion to the piano, one of the world's most popular instruments.

A Natural History of the Piano

A Natural History of the Piano Author Stuart Isacoff
ISBN-10 9780307701428
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 384
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A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history and evolution of the piano and all its myriad wonders: how its very sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, and why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners. He illuminates the groundbreaking music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, and Debussy. He analyzes the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arthur Rubinstein, and Van Cliburn, and he gives musicians including Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, and Vladimir Horowitz the opportunity to discuss their approaches. Isacoff delineates how classical music and jazz influenced each other as the uniquely American art form progressed from ragtime, novelty, stride, boogie, bebop, and beyond, through Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, and Bill Charlap. A Natural History of the Piano distills a lifetime of research and passion into one brilliant narrative. We witness Mozart unveiling his monumental concertos in Vienna’s coffeehouses, using a special piano with one keyboard for the hands and another for the feet; European virtuoso Henri Herz entertaining rowdy miners during the California gold rush; Beethoven at his piano, conjuring healing angels to console a grieving mother who had lost her child; Liszt fainting in the arms of a page turner to spark an entire hall into hysterics. Here is the instrument in all its complexity and beauty. We learn of the incredible craftsmanship of a modern Steinway, the peculiarity of specialty pianos built for the Victorian household, the continuing innovation in keyboards including electronic ones. And most of all, we hear the music of the masters, from centuries ago and in our own age, brilliantly evoked and as marvelous as its most recent performance. With this wide-ranging volume, Isacoff gives us a must-have for music lovers, pianists, and the armchair musician.

Enrique Granados

Enrique Granados Author Walter Aaron Clark
ISBN-10 0195349792
Release 2005-11-17
Pages 304
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Enrique Granados (1867-1916) is one of the most compelling figures of the late-Romantic period in music. During his return voyage to Spain after the premiere of his opera Goyescas at New York's Metropolitan Opera in 1916, a German submarine torpedoed the ship on which he and his wife were sailing, and they perished in the waters of the English Channel. His death was mourned on both sides of the Atlantic as a stunning loss to the music world, for he had died at the pinnacle of his career, and his late works held the promise of greater things to come. Granados was among the leading pianists of his time, and his eloquence at the keyboard inspired critics to dub him the "poet of the piano." In Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano, Walter Aaron Clark offers the first substantive study in English of this virtuoso pianist, composer, and music pedagogue. While providing detailed analyses of his major works for voice, piano, and the stage, Clark argues that Granados's art represented a unifying presence on the cultural landscape of Spain during a period of imperial decline, political unrest, and economic transformation. Drawing on newly discovered documents, Clark explores the cultural spheres in which Granados moved, particularly of Castile and Catalonia. Granados's best-known music was inspired by the art of Francisco Goya, especially the Goyescas suite for solo piano that became the basis for the opera. These pieces evoked the colorful and dramatic world that Goya inhabited and depicted in his art. Granados's fascination with Goya's Madrid set him apart from fellow nationalists Alb?niz and Falla, who drew their principal inspiration from Andalusia. Though he was resolutely apolitical, Granados's attraction to Castile antagonized some Catalan nationalists, who resented Castilian domination. Yet Granados also made important contributions to Catalan musical theater and was a prominent figure in the modernist movement in Barcelona. Clark also explores the personal pressures that shaped Granados's music. His passionate affair with a wealthy socialite created domestic tensions, but it was also a source of inspiration for Goyescas. Persistent financial difficulties forced him to devote time to teaching at the expense of composition, though as a result Granados made considerable contributions to piano pedagogy and music education in Barcelona through the music academy he founded there. While Granados's tragic and early demise casts a pall over his life story, Clark ultimately reveals an artist of remarkable versatility and individuality and sheds new light on his enduring significance.

How to Accompany at the Piano

How to Accompany at the Piano Author Edwin Evans
ISBN-10 9781589636569
Release 2002-04-01
Pages 240
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The object of this book is to assist those who desire to excel in the art of accompaniment and are equipped with sufficient musical knowledge upon which to base the necessary explanations. The subject is therefore approached as one entirely apart from ordinary playing, concentrating upon various styles of accompaniment. The book is in three sections: 1) Plain Accompaniment; 2) Figurated Accompaniment; and 3) Practical Harmony for Accompanists

At the Piano with Chopin

At the Piano with Chopin Author Frédéric Chopin
ISBN-10 1457422816
Release 2005-05-03
Pages 64
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An excellent collection in Hinson's At the Piano Series. Contains many of his most popular Mazurkas, Preludes, Waltzes, Nocturnes--plus others! Includes informative biographical information and performance suggestions for each work.

How the piano came to be

How the piano came to be Author Ellye Howell Glover
ISBN-10 UOM:39015007964300
Release 1913
Pages 60
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How the piano came to be has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How the piano came to be also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How the piano came to be book for free.

Makers of the Piano 1820 1860

Makers of the Piano  1820 1860 Author Martha Novak Clinkscale
ISBN-10 0198166257
Release 1993
Pages 487
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Makers of the Piano Volume 2: 1820-1860 continues the overview of early pianos begun in Clinkscale's Makers of the Piano 1700-1820 (OUP, 1993). Although a few of the biographies overlap, the majority of the makers are completely new. Approximately 2,400 makers and manufacturers and about 2,200 pianos are listed in this book. Of this total, about 645 are English, the majority of whom were active in London; more than 200 of the London makers have not been discussed in previous publications.In addition to British makers, several hundred others have not before been catalogued in English. This group includes makers active in nineteenth-century Hungary, Austria, major German cities, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Particularly useful is an appendix prepared by John R. Watson of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia of detailed drawings of the major types of instrument styles discussed in the main text itself.

At the Piano with Faure

At the Piano with Faure Author Marguerite Long
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040463682
Release 1996
Pages 130
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Relates Marguerite Long's working and personal association with Gabriel Faure. This book uses musical examples to discuss the interpretation of many of Faure's compositions.

The Art of the Piano Drawings

The Art of the Piano   Drawings Author John Diebboll
ISBN-10 1567921507
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 96
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Curator Sandy Davis provides a brief introduction to this collection of drawings by architect and artist Diebboll. The drawings are of imaginary pianos, each created in response to an idea, a person, a feeling, an odd juxtaposition--stretching the idea of what a piano could be once mass production is not a consideration. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's explanatory text. The book is 5.5x8". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Piano

The Piano Author Gail Jones
ISBN-10 0868197998
Release 2007
Pages 85
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"The Piano", written and directed by Jane Campion, is one of the most honoured films of the new Australian cinema, and is considered by many critics to be a modern masterpiece. Campion won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1993 for the film, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award; it also won Best Original Screenplay (Campion), Best Actress (Holly Hunter) and Best Supporting Actress (Anna Paquin) at the 1994 Oscars. In 1880 the widowed, and mute, Ada (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin) leave their native Scotland and travel to New Zealand's remote South Island, as the arranged family of Stewart (Sam Neil), an Englishman who lives and works the land there. With them come Ada's piano which serves as her outlet of expression, her 'voice'. Despite fierce insistence from Ada, Stewart leaves the piano on the beach after he decides it is too heavy to carry back to his homestead. Stewart's neighbour Baines (Harvey Kietel) makes a deal with Stewart for the piano and lessons with Ada, which has dire repercussions for them all. Gail Jones' essay brings a fresh and original vision to this acclaimed film in Currency's Australian Screen Classics series.

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher Author Julia Cho
ISBN-10 082222285X
Release 2008
Pages 37
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THE STORY: Mrs. K is an elderly widow who lives by herself in a small suburban town. She whiles away her time reminiscing about her late husband and the children she taught long ago as a piano instructor. One day, she finds herself compelled to cal