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 | purchase

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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
Author
Stuart Isacoff

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Hardcover, 361 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published November 15 2011 | purchase

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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
Author
Stuart Isacoff

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Book Summary

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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What Jerry Lee Lewis And Beethoven Share

In a new book, pianist, composer and author Stuart Isacoff proposes an aural taxonomy of pianists.

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