Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History (Dover Books on Music) Arthur Loesser

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Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History (Dover Books on Music) by Arthur Loesser
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As the social anchor in middle-class homes of the 19th century, the piano was simultaneously an elegant piece of drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity and a mean of introducing the young to music and entertaining their elders. InMoreAs the social anchor in middle-class homes of the 19th century, the piano was simultaneously an elegant piece of drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity and a mean of introducing the young to music and entertaining their elders.

In the admirably balanced and leisurely account of the popular instrument, the late, internationally known concert pianist Arthur Loesser takes a pianos-eye view of the recent social history of Western Europe and the United States.



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