Piano Roles Three Hundred Years of Life with the Piano

ISBN-10: 0300093063
ISBN-13: 9780300093063
Edition: 2002
Authors: James Parakilas
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Description: This study examines the place of the piano in classical and popular music cultures, tracing its changing cultural role over three centuries. Numerous contributors discuss a range of piano-related topics.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This study examines the place of the piano in classical and popular music cultures, tracing its changing cultural role over three centuries. Numerous contributors discuss a range of piano-related topics.

James Parakilas is Professor of Performing Arts at Bates College, where he teaches courses on music history and culture, music theory, and musical performance. He is the author of numerous publications, including Ballads Without Words: Chopin and the Tradition of the Instrumental Ballade, and Piano Roles: 300 Years of Life with the Piano.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1700 to 1770s: The Need for the Piano
Designing, Making, and Selling Pianos
1770s to 1820s: The Piano Revolution in the Age of Revolutions
The Piano Lesson
1820s to 1870s: The Piano Calls the Tune
The Concert and the Virtuoso
1870s to 1920s: The World's the Limit
Hollywood's Embattled Icon
1920s to 2000: New Voices from the Old Impersonator
Afterword: Making the Piano Historical
Notes
Recommended Readings
Contributors
Index

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