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A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians—from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between
 
 
Author
Stuart Isacoff.
Publisher Knopf  
Format as is, hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 7.2 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780307266378
Pages/Publication Date 361/2011
Daedalus Item Code 33757
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From Mozart to Thelonius Monk, and from Chopin to Fats Waller, Stuart Isacoff offers a far-ranging overview of the piano's history and evolution. In this history—which is illustrated with more than 135 black and white images—Isacoff illuminates the groundbreaking music of Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, Joplin, and Ellington; analyzes the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arthur Rubinstein, and Van Cliburn; and gives Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, and Vladimir Horowitz the opportunity to discuss their own approaches. Isacoff delineates how classical music influenced the uniquely American art form of jazz, which progressed through ragtime, stride, and boogie to rock 'n' roll.

"A lively, virtually all-inclusive survey of all things pianistic…. Isacoff’s ability to convey his formidable erudition in the most engaging terms, coupled with his infectious enthusiasm for music of all kinds, make this a charming and highly readable potpourri."—Kirkus Reviews

 
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