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Pianoforte music: its history with biographical sketches and critical estimates of its greatest masters. by John Comfort Fillmore

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Published by Presser in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Piano music -- History and criticism.

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Paginationviii, 253 p.
Number of Pages253
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Open LibraryOL14034342M

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Pianoforte music; its history. with biographical sketches and critical estimates of its greatest masters [John Comfort Fillmore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.   A history written by a pianist and historian with a lively touch and a reach that spans octaves of science, culture and politics.” — The Dallas Morning News “Anybody who cares about the piano—past, present and future—will find this book irresistible reading.” —Tim Page “Wonderful The perfect gift bookCited by: 5. Internet Archive BookReader Pianoforte music: its history, with biographical sketches and critical estimates of its greatest masters. Smallman traces the history of the piano trio, that is, chamber music written for the pianoforte and two other instruments, from its origins in the eighteenth century to the late twentieth century. He points out how the first two great composers whose trios remain in the repertory, Haydn and Mozart, Cited by: 5.

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