Title History of the Pianoforte (1879)
Book Condition New
Publisher Frits Knuf 1986
9060275012 / 9789060275016
Seller ID 7562
201pp, illustrations. A mid-19th century overview of the development of the piano and earlier forms of keyboard instruments from the Ancients until the 1870s. Examines the forerunners of the piano, including the clavicytherium, virginals, spinet and harpsichord, and the fundamental acoustic properties they have in common, to the invention and development of the modern instrument and the work of significant European and British makers. Facsimile reprint.