A History of Music for Harpsichord or Piano and Orchestra by John M. Harris


A History of Music for Harpsichord or Piano and Orchestra by John M. Harris

Beginning with J.S. Bach's harpsichord concertos composed in the beginning of the eighteenth century, John Harris embarks on a musical tour that takes the reader from Germany and Austria through Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, tracing the history of music composed for harpsichord or piano and orchestra. Cloth edition originally published in 1997.


Harris often provides pithy sentences that encapsulate a good deal of significance in a few words. Piano and Keyboard This valuable reference compiles in one comprehensive volume basic information from many diverse sources...the first historical work to cross this reviewer's desk in which the current, burgeoning scholarship devoted to the rediscovery of women composers has been incorporated without special comment, the volume is a model for future histories of music. CHOICE ...comprehensive discography. The book reveals legions of totally unknown composers who wrote concertos for either the harpsichord or the piano. Oxford University Press This is an extremely comprehensive descriptive chronology of composers of piano or harpsichord music...an excellent volume that offers much to the reader. American Reference Books Annual

About the Author

John M. Harris (B.S., San Jose State University; B.S., M.S., Juilliard School of Music; D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin) joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1964.

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482 pages


John M. Harris
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Publication date

1st January 1997



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