The Piano-Forte: Its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (Paperback)Rosamond E. M. Harding (author)
Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 24/07/2014
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Originally published in 1933, this book provides a detailed history of the piano-forte from its invention in Italy in the eighteenth century until the presentation of the first European cast-iron frame for a piano at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Harding also analyses the role of the piano as a replacement for a chamber orchestra and its history as a domestic instrument. The text is richly illustrated with images of pianos produced by a variety of makers over time, as well as with images of piano machinery taken from patent registrations. This thoroughly-researched book will be of value to anyone with an interest in one of the most ubiquitous instruments in the Western world and the history of its development.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
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