Men, Women and Pianos: A Social HistoryItem #: AL.06-265439
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Written by Arthur Loesser.
Piano Commentary Book. 672 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-265439)
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Internationally known pianist’s delightful "piano’s-eye view" of western European and American social history (17th century to the present). With wit and erudition, Mr. Loesser traces the history of the instrument’s design and manufacture and music written for it—from the clavichord and harpsichord to the modern spinet and concert grand. 672 pages.