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A Natural History of the Piano

The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians — From Mozart to Modern Jazz, and Everything in Between

by Stuart Isacoff

Paperback, 361 pages, Vintage, List Price: $17.95 |

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A Natural History of the Piano
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The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians — From Mozart to Modern Jazz, and Everything in Between
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Stuart Isacoff

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A Natural History of the Piano
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The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians — From Mozart to Modern Jazz, and Everything in Between
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Stuart Isacoff

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The award-winning founder of Piano Today magazine presents a historical tribute that evaluates the roles of forefront composers and pianists while exploring the artistic development of various genres and the influence of the piano on Western musical traditions.

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Jerry Lee Lewis, a pianist Isacoff classifies as a 'combustible,' performs at the Rainbow in London in 1972. Graham Wood/Getty Images hide caption

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The Subspecies Of Pianists, Or, What Jerry Lee Lewis And Beethoven Share
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