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The Resource The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two, (electronic book)

The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two, (electronic book)

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The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two
Title
The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
During the late eighteenth century, a musical?cultural phenomenon swept the globe. The English square piano?invented in the early 1760s by an entrepreneurial German guitar maker in London?not only became an indispensable part of social life, but also inspired the creation of an expressive and scintillating repertoire. Square pianos reinforced music as life?s counterpoint, and were played by royalty, by musicians of the highest calibre and by aspiring amateurs alike. On Sunday, 13 May 1787, a square piano departed from Portsmouth on board the Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet, bound for Botany Bay. Who made the First Fleet piano, and when was it made? Who owned it? Who played it, and who listened? What music did the instrument sound out, and within what contexts was its voice heard? What became of the First Fleet piano after its arrival on antipodean soil, and who played a part in the instrument?s subsequent history? Two extant instruments contend for the title ?First Fleet piano?; which of these made the epic journey to Botany Bay in 1787?88? The First Fleet Piano: A Musician?s View answers these questions, and provides tantalising glimpses of social and cultural life both in Georgian England and in the early colony at Sydney Cove. The First Fleet piano is placed within the musical and social contexts for which it was created, and narratives of the individuals whose lives have been touched by the instrument are woven together into an account of the First Fleet piano?s conjunction with the forces of history. Note: Volume 1 and 2 are sold as a set ($120 for both) and cannot be purchased separately
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Lancaster, Geoffrey
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English
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  • Australia
  • Musical instruments & instrumental ensembles
  • Australasian & Pacific history
  • Social & cultural history
Label
The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two, (electronic book)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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603164
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other
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9781925022483
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.26530/OAPEN_603164
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Electronic resource.
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Label
The First Fleet Piano: Volume One and Two, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
603164
Dimensions
other
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925022483
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.26530/OAPEN_603164
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

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