By Dr Carew Derek
Intended as a complement to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano tune, c.1760-1850, this significant other presents additional info which, principally for purposes of area but in addition of continuity, it used to be impossible or fascinating to incorporate in that quantity. The booklet is laid out alphabetically and whole biographical entries are supplied for all musical figures pointed out, together with composers, performers, theoreticians and academics, in addition to piano makers and publishers of tune, in the interval lined via The Mechanical Muse. There also are entries on figures of value from outdoor the interval yet whose impact is palpably vital inside of it, reminiscent of J.S. Bach. in addition to biographical details, these kind of entries include lists of important works and a piece on additional analyzing in order that readers can keep on with up humans and concerns of specific interest.
Also incorporated within the spouse are entries dedicated to specific works and different details of relevance, akin to descriptions of musical varieties, features of dances and so forth, in addition to a few technical info on track and motives of technical phrases concerning keyboard tools themselves and to methods of taking part in them.
This better half isn't really meant to exchange current reference books comparable to Grove or Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, yet may be important in the event you wish to understand extra a few specific subject and don't unavoidably have entry to extra professional reference works, or time to go to huge or professional libraries. As such it truly is necessary to clients of The Mechanical Muse.
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The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760–1850: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, C.1760-1850 by Dr Carew Derek