Thoughts on the awesomeness of pianos from Franz Liszt in a book about Chopin. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OHpXW5 A lot of people tend to wait for second versions of newfangled technology to come out before trying them out, but apparently, there was a lot to love in even in the earliest versions of the piano. …
Are you ready for a new round of nerdy piano book recommendations? Of course you are! #piano #book #bookstagram #reading #nerd #history #classicalmusic #chopin #music #musicology #booknerd #nowreading via Instagram https://ift.tt/2M6uCix A super cool piano technicians forum recently pointed me to five piano related books that I have yet to read, and I’ll be sure …
The following are some of my favorite piano related DVDs and books. Links will take you to Amazon, where you can purchase a copy for your piano library. I love to read…and the only thing perhaps that I love more than reading is telling other people what they should read. -Clark Gregg Pianomania …
Can’t get enough of pianos and piano technology? Check out these books and DVDs!
Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization by Stuart Isacoff
Did you know that equal temperament, now the standard system of tuning for pianos, was once thought to be an affront to all that is good and holy? Neither did I, until I read this fascinating book that covers the journey and riddle of equal temperament, tackled by religious leaders, Greek mathematicians, Isaac Newton, and a brilliant Chinese scholar.
A Natural History of the Piano by Stuart Isacoff
While I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read this book, I have read numerous reviews that describe it as an engaging declaration as to why the piano is the greatest of all instruments ever. That is all I needed to hear to recommend it to you, my fellow piano nerds.