Piano Makers In Russia In The Nineteenth Century by Anne SwartzPiano Makers In Russia In The Nineteenth Century by Anne Swartz

Piano Makers In Russia In The Nineteenth Century

byAnne Swartz

Paperback | February 26, 2016

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Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Century is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European artisan/entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg before 1810 through the transition to Russian-owned family firms. The role of women as patrons and performers, the exportation of instruments to the Russian Far East, and the complex system of tariffs and trade protection that benefited Russian piano manufacturers provide this book's thematic links.
Anne Swartz is professor of music at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Title:Piano Makers In Russia In The Nineteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.97 × 6.19 × 0.66 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:Lehigh University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611461707

ISBN - 13:9781611461701

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION 1. THE PIANO AS AN INSTRUMENT OF THE STATE 2. MARIA FEODOROVNA, THE PIANO AND THE ROLE OF WOMEN 3. ENTREPRENEURS AND ARTISANS: DIEDERICHS AND HIS COMPETITORS PLATE NO. 1 PLATE NO. 2 PLATE NO. 3 4. AN INDUSTRY MATURES AND EXPANDS 5. PIANOS, PATRONS, PERFORMERS AND COMPOSERS 6. THE PIANO AND SOCIETY BY MID-CENTURY 7. THE PIANO AND THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST 8. RUSSIAN PIANO ARTISANS IN THE CLOSING DECADES OF THE CENTURY PLATE NO. 4 PLATE NO. 5 9. THE PIANO IN RUSSIA AFTER 1917 10. A LEGACY APPENDIX BIBLIOGRAPHY ENDNOTES INDEX

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"With monumental performers such as Shostakovich, Yudina, Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Richter it is clear that Russia has served as a cradle for extraordinary pianists. Anne Swartz's brilliant book sheds new light on how it got that way. Focusing on issues of technology, gender, material culture, and industry, and ranging from Moscow to the Far East, Swartz's important work illustrates the process through which the piano came to occupy center stage in the Russian imagination."