The Cambridge Companion to the Piano, Paperback Book

The Cambridge Companion to the Piano Paperback

Edited by David (The Open University, Milton Keynes) Rowland

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Music series



This collection of specially commissioned essays offers an accessible introduction to the history of the piano, performance styles, and its vast repertoire.

Part 1 reviews the evolution of the piano, from its earliest forms up to the most recent developments, including the acoustics of the instrument.

Part 2 explores the varied repertory in its social and stylistic contexts, including contemporary music, with a final chapter on jazz, blues and ragtime.

The Companion also contains a glossary of important terms and will be a valuable source for the piano performer, student and enthusiast.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 260 pages, 39 b/w illus. 37 music examples
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Keyboard instruments
  • ISBN: 9780521479868



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