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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

Description
 
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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