The Piano: A History In 100 Pieces

August 31, 2021|
The Piano: A History In 100 Pieces by Susan Tomes
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A fascinating history of the piano explored through 100 pieces chosen by one of the UK’s most renowned concert pianists

An astonishingly versatile instrument, the piano allows just two hands to play music of great complexity and subtlety. For more than two hundred years, it has brought solo and collaborative music into homes and concert halls and has inspired composers in every musical genre—from classical to jazz and light music.
 
Charting the development of the piano from the late eighteenth century to the present day, pianist and writer Susan Tomes takes the reader with her on a personal journey through 100 pieces including solo works, chamber music, concertos, and jazz. Her choices include composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Gershwin, and Philip Glass. Looking at this history from a modern performer’s perspective, she acknowledges neglected women composers and players including Fanny Mendelssohn, Maria Szymanowska, Clara Schumann, and Amy Beach.
Susan Tomes is a concert pianist and writer. Renowned both as a soloist and as the pianist of Domus and the Florestan Trio, she is the author of numerous works including Beyond the Notes, Sleeping in Temples and Speaking the Piano.
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Title:The Piano: A History In 100 Pieces
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Published:August 31, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300253924

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