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The Piano: A History in 100 Pieces

by Susan Tomes

A beautifully written history of the piano, told through 100 fascinating pieces.

The piano is an astonishing versatile instrument. It allows just two hands to play musìc of great complexity and subtlety. For more than 200 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.

Celebrated pianist Susan Tomes charts the development of the piano from the late eighteenth century to the present day. She takes the reader on a personal journey through 100 pieces from its repertoire, including solo works, chamber music, concertos and jazz.

The Piano features the music of many famous composers from Bach to Mozart to Debuussy including less familiar female composers and playes such as Amy Beach and Maria Szymanowska. Susan Tomes storytelling transforms our appreciation of pieces both old and new.

ISBN: 9780300253924

€ 20.99  Save €0.25 (RRP €21.24)

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Date of Publication: 01/07/2021

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