The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, C.1760–1850 by Derek Carew
English | Dec 31, 2007 | ISBN: 0754663116 | 328 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Intended as a supplement to "The Mechanical Muse: the Piano, Piano Music and Pianism c.1760-1850", this Companion provides additional information which, largely for reasons of space but also of continuity, it was not possible or desirable to include in that volume. The book is laid out alphabetically and full biographical entries are provided for all musical figures mentioned, including composers, performers, theoreticians and teachers, as well as piano makers and publishers of music, within the period covered by "The Mechanical Muse". There are also entries on figures of importance from outside the period but whose influence is palpably important within it, such as J.S. Bach.