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A history of pianoforte-playing and pianoforte-literature,

Author: Karl Friedrich Weitzmann; Otto Lessmann; Theodore Baker
Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press, 1969.
Series: Da Capo Press music reprint series.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Weitzmann, Karl Friedrich, 1808-1880.
History of pianoforte-playing and pianoforte-literature.
New York, Da Capo Press, 1969
(OCoLC)639800889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Friedrich Weitzmann; Otto Lessmann; Theodore Baker
OCLC Number: 57767
Notes: "This Da Capo Press edition is an unabridged republication of the first edition [sic] published in 1897."
"With a biographical sketch of the author, and notes, by Otto Lessmann."
"From the second augmented and revised German edition, by Th. Baker."
Translation of Geschichte der Klaviermusik.
"[XVIII] clavier compositions of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries": pages [287]-354.
Description: xix, 379 pages illustrations, music 24 cm.
Contents: Earlier history: the clavichord : I. The strict contrapuntal organ-style and the freer clavier-style : The earlier Italian school of clavier-playing ; The earlier English school of clavier playing ; The earlier French school of clavier-playing ; The earlier German school of clavier-playing --
II. The clavier style resulting from the new system of harmony : Karl Philipp Emanuel Bach and his predecessors ; The earlier dance-forms --
Modern history: the fortepiano : III. The lyrical clavier style : Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Muzio Clementi ; Contemporaries of Em. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Clementi ; Clementi's pupils ; A pupil of Mozart --
IV. The dramatic pianoforte style : Ludwig van Beethoven ; Franz Schubert --
V. The brilliant style: Germany and Italy ; Tomaschek, Dionys Weber, and Proksch in Prague ; G.J. Vollweiler and A. Schmidt in Frankfort-on-the-Main ; Ignaz Moscheles ; Carl Maria von Weber ; Felix Mendelssohn ; Adolf Henselt ; B. France. VI. The Romantic style : Francois Frederic Chopin ; Robert Schumann ; Schumann's successors ; Contemporaries of Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schumann ; Musical review at the present time ; Franz Liszt ; Liszt's pupils and contemporaries ; Raff, Brahms, and Rubinstein ; Grieg, Saint-Saens, and Tschaikowsky. History of the pianoforte : The clavier, and the earlier instruments related to it --
Origin of the clavichord --
Origin of the harpsichord --
Accounts from the 16th and 17th centuries concerning claviers --
Tuning of the clavier-strings --
Further development of the clavichord and harpsichord --
The piano-violins and pantaleon --
The hammer-clavier or pianoforte --
Pianoforte-making in England --
Pianoforte-making in France --
Pianoforte-making in Germany etc. --
The modern pianoforte.
Series Title: Da Capo Press music reprint series.
Other Titles: Geschichte der Klaviermusik.
Responsibility: by C.F. Weitzmann.

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