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Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano
Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano
Our Price: $18.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 391
Binding Paperback
ISBN 300093063

Product Code: 756798396

James Parakilas (au). This delightfully written book examines every aspect of the history of the piano over the past 300 years. It deals with the piano’s place in classical & popular music cultures, its meaning in different eras, its acceptance in all parts of the world, & images it has inspired in literature, art, & the movies. Winner of the 2000 Professional/Scholarly Pub. Div. of the Assoc. of Amer. Publishers Book Award in the Arts category. Author James Parakilas is a prof. of performing arts & a performing pianist. Replete with artworks, photos, history, anecdotes & reminiscences, this new paperback edition includes 47 halftone illustrations. “A fascinating cultural history.”

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