The Piano: A History

Author(s): Cyril Ehrlich


For more than a century the piano occupied a dominant place in music and society. Professor Ehrlich follows its fascinating history from the fortepiano of Mozart's time, through the Victorians' `household orchestra and god', to the most sophisticated modern products of the Japanese manufacturers. His protagonists include barnstorming virtuosi, fashionable ladies and aspiring clerks, the great makers and the back-street `garrett-masters', distinguished musicians, and
hire-purchase touts. Originally published in 1976 by Dent, this book has now been updated and revised by the author in the light of developments of recent years.


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  • : 9780198161714
  • : Oxford University Press UK
  • : Oxford University Press UK
  • : March 1990
  • : books

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  • : Cyril Ehrlich