Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution

Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution

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By (author) Madeline Goold

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  • Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 224mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1933346213
  • ISBN 13: 9781933346212
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 611,462

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A handwritten serial number inside a neglected Broadwood square piano built in 1807 launches a captivating quest to uncover the remarkable history of these now almost forgotten musical instruments.

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Madeline Goold holds a law degree from the London School of Economics. A sculptor and artist, she has also taught piano, which she has played since childhood.

Review quote

"A journey that will fascinate the reader . . . a riveting glimpse into a musical and social world, all thanks to Broadwood square piano #10651." --"The Historical Novels Review"