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The pianoforte in the classical era

Author: Michael Cole
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Pianoforte in the Classical Era is an important and radically new history, detailing the nature of the early piano and related instruments during the lifetimes of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cole, Michael, 1942-
Pianoforte in the classical era.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press, 1998
(OCoLC)639746902
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cole
ISBN: 0198166346 9780198166344
OCLC Number: 36954509
Description: xiv, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Early Piano I --
2. The Early Piano II --
3. John Zumpe and the English Pianoforte --
4. After Zumpe: Small Pianos in Europe and America, 1770-1795 --
5. Buying a Pianoforte: Extracts from the Twining-Burney Correspondence --
6. Beyond Zumpe: Improvements to the English Square Piano after 1780 --
7. Americus Backers and the English Grand Piano --
8. The English Grand, 1778-1805 --
9. Pianoforte or Pantalon? The Origins of German Tafelklaviere --
10. Johann Andreas Stein and the German Grand Piano --
11. Keyboard Instruments in Germany and Austria, 1770-1790: An Overview --
12. Mozart's Own Fortepiano --
13. In Vienna --
14. Harpsichord, Pianoforte, and Combination Instruments --
15. The Upright Pianoforte: The Genesis of Upright Forms --
16. Into the Nineteenth Century --
17. Construction of the Early Piano --
18. At the Keyboard: Touch and Tone in the Early Piano --
19. Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries --
20. Envoi --
App. I. Selected Passages from Early Sources.
Responsibility: Michael Cole.
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