A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between

A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between

Stuart Isacoff


a desirable occasion of the piano, together with stories of its masters from Mozart and Beethoven to Oscar Peterson and Jerry Lee Lewis, instructed with the services of composer and writer of Temperament, Stuart Isacoff.
 
This background takes us again to the piano's humble genesis as an easy keyboard, and indicates how all people from Ferdinando de’ Medici to Herbie Hancock affected its evolution of sound and impact in well known song. proposing the tool that has been on the center of musical improvement over the centuries in all its good looks and complexity, this explores the piano’s features and the diversity of emotional expression it conveys in several artists’ fingers. A common heritage of the Piano is fast paced and fascinating, with appealing illustrations and pictures, a must-read for song fans and pianists of each level. 

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