This book traces keyboard playing from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century. It discusses all the instruments – organ, harpsichord, clavichord, and piano, including quotes from letters, diaries, reviews, and method books. The are chapters dedicated to Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, and major sections on such great performers and composers as Frescobaldi and Couperin to Debussy and Rachmaninoff. This book belongs in the library of every keyboard performer and teacher.
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