2nd Edition

The Piano
An Encyclopedia





ISBN 9781138791442
Published November 7, 2014 by Routledge
540 Pages

USD $65.95

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Book Description

The Piano: An Encyclopedia was selected in its first edition as a Choice Outstanding Book and remains a fascinating and unparalleled reference work. The instrument has been at the center of music history with even composers of large symphonic work asserting that they do not write anything without sketching it out first on a piano; its limitations and expressive capacity have done much to shape the contours of the western musical idiom. Within the scope of this user-friendly guide is everything from the acoustics and construction of the piano to the history of the companies that have built them.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations  Introduction  The Encyclopedia  Contributors  Index

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