Ellsworth, Therese & Wollenberg, Susan: The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: Instruments, Performers & Repertoire Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Contents: Foreword, Nicholas Temperley; Introduction, Therese Ellsworth and Susan Wollenberg; 'That domestic and long-suffering instrument': the piano boom in 19th-century Belfast, Roy Johnston; 'Most ingenious, most learned, and yet practicable work': the English reception of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in the first half of the 19th century seen through the editions published in London, Yo Tomita; The faces of Parnassus: towards a new reception of Muzio Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum, Rohan Stewart-MacDonald; Mendelssohnian allusions in the early piano works of William Sterndale Bennett, R. Larry Todd; William Sterndale Bennett, composer and pianist, Peter Horton; Victorian pianists as concert artists: the case of Arabella Goddard (1836–1922), Therese Ellsworth; Origins of the piano recital in England, 1830–1870, Janet Ritterman and William Weber; 'Remarkable force, finish, intelligence and feeling': reassessing the pianism of Walter Bache, Michael Allis; Fanny Davies: 'a messenger for Schumann and Brahms'?, Dorothy de Val; 3 Oxford pianistic careers : Donald Francis Tovey, Paul Victor Mendelssohn Benecke, and Ernest Walker, Susan Wollenberg; Index.