Piano in the parlour when the piano was New Zealand"s home entertainment centre by John MacGibbon

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Published by Ngaio Press in Wellington, N.Z .

Written in English

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  • Piano -- New Zealand -- History.,
  • Music as recreation -- New Zealand -- History.,
  • New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.,
  • New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-122) and index.

Book details

StatementJohn MacGibbon.
LC ClassificationsML650 .M14 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22654977M
ISBN 100958224390
ISBN 109780958224390
LC Control Number2008428169

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Written by historian and musician John MacGibbon, Piano in the Parlour is a richly illustrated social history that looks affectionately at a time when pianos were the home entertainment system and most cherished domestic possession in New Zealand Author: John Macgibbon.

Pioneers would go to extreme lengths and spend a fortune to put a piano in their homes, as shown in the Academy Award winning film, The Piano. That was fiction, but similar real-life stories are in this book. Piano in the Parlour also looks at how and why piano culture declined in the 20th century.

Even when it stood silent in the parlor the piano had a dynamism about it which set the glossy instrument apart from the other furnishings—the carved love seats, the ottomans, the marble-topped tables, and the slippery horsehair-and-walnut sofas. The piano, the first luxury item to reach the mass market, epitomized family values and social aims.

Piano in the Parlour looks affectionally at a time when the piano was our most cherished domestic possesion. Read about the pianos, the players, the teachers, the stores and the tuners of those early days.

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That was fiction, but similar real-life stories are in this book. Piano in the Parlour also looks at how and why piano. Piano Pieces. Fairy Wedding Waltz (music by Joseph W. Turner) The Battle March of Delhi (music by John Pridham) Bibliography.

Boosey, William. Fifty Years of Music. London: Ernest Benn. Fitzgerald, S. Adair. Stories of Famous Songs. London: John C. Nimmo, ), ; Parlor Songs: Popular Sheet Music from the s to the s. The Piano Book, now in its Fourth Edition, has been the standard consumer reference in the piano business in the United States and Canada sinceand is the only book of its kind.

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That I was the first to play on the parlour piano meant at the time nothing to me; and if I still recall, as I tinkled out 'Bluebells of Scotland', the enraptured faces of my three aunts, I re-savour chiefly my own conceit.

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