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Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution

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ISBN-10: 1933346213

ISBN-13: 9781933346212

Edition: 2009

Authors: Madeline Goold

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A hand-written serial number inside a neglected 1807 Broadwood square piano inspired this illuminating story of an almost-forgotten musical instrument that transformed the musical and cultural perceptions of a new world. Interspersed with a who's-who of history including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Thomas Jefferson, and John Jacob Astor, this scholarly study leads back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution and the birth of mass production, commoditization, and global distribution from the ports of London to the shores of America and around the world. Simultaneously an investigative history and genealogical study that spans 200 years of musical history, this chronicle closely examines…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: BlueBridge
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Madeline Gooldholds a law degree from the London School of Economics. A sculptor and artist, she has also taught piano, which she has played since childhood.

Journey
Revival and Restoration
Broadwood Pianos
The Two Organists
Keyboard Makers
Invention and Enterprise
The Langshaws of Lancaster
Jack in London
Jack's Return to London
A Subscription Concert at the Wesleys
Pianos, Culture and Commerce
Mr John Langshaw
Broadwood's Global Network
Pianos in Drawing-Room and Parlour
The Wife of the Clergyman
Epilogue: The Music Room
Mr John Langshaw's Broadwood Piano Purchases
Langshaw Pedigree
Broadwoods
Select Bibliography
Index