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Title:
Piano : an encyclopedia
Author:
Palmieri, Robert, 1930-
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
List of illustrations -- Introduction -- The encyclopedia -- Contributors -- Index.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780415937962
Format :
Book

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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Reviews 1

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This second edition of Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments: v.1: The Piano (CH, May'94) is most impressive in its expanded size, improved layout, substantial amount of new material, and beautiful illustrations including a larger selection of photographs. Articles are more readable in outline form with headings in boldface, and with better cross-references. Bibliographies accompanying each article have been selectively updated. Numerous entries on piano manufacturers have been added, including many important today, e.g., Yamaha, Fazioli, Samick. Lengthy new articles have been added for "Early Piano," "Temperaments--Historical," and "Marketing," and a substantial number have been revised and updated, e.g., "Pedagogy," reviews of the US and Japanese piano industries, and "electronic pianos." The Palmieris have produced an authoritative, comprehensive guide to the history and technical development of the piano: its creators, evolution in several important countries, and key composers. An outstanding reference source, thoroughly indexed. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All libraries that lack the first edition. L. E. Jorbin Cleveland State University