MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

Development Of The Piano: A Timeline
Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness,
when man first became aware of sound.
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Oscar Peterson at the Piano, Munich 
by Hans Bernhard, 1977. [ 1 ]

Oscar Peterson (1925 – 2007) — Canadian Jazz Pianist, Composer (Swing Jazz)


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Bernhard, Hans (Schnobby).  "Oscar Peterson Plays Piano, Munich 1977."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 8 March 2009.  Web.  5 Nov. 2015.  GFDL, and CC BY-SA 3.0.

Louise Goss (1926 – 2014) — American Piano Pedagogue

  • Studied piano and clarinet.
  • Educated under Frances Clark (who established the first piano pedagogue program in the United States) as the first class at Kalamazoo College, receiving a B.A with three majors—music, philosophy, and English.
  • Along with Frances Clark, Goss was director of the piano and piano pedagogy program at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
  • In 1960, collaborated with Frances Clark to create The New School for Music Study in Princeton.
  • Writer and editor of the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students and The Music Tree piano method series.
  • First woman on the faculty of music literature at the University of Michigan.
 

Louise Goss: Group Lesson (Parents' Class) – Warm-Ups. [ 1 ]

 


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PianoPedagogy.org.  "Louise Goss, Warm-Ups, Group Lesson (Parents’ Class) 1985."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 18 Aug. 2015.  Web.  5 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.
Additional References:
  • "Louis Goss (1926-2014)."  NSMS Piano.  The New School for Music Study, n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • "Louis Goss, 1926-2014."  Keyboard Pedagogy. The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.

Amos Milburn (1927 – 1980) — American Rhythm and Blues Pianist, Singer

 

Amos Milburn. [ 1 ]

 


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drboogie8.  "Down the Road a Piece."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 11 July 2007.  Web.  5 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.

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Kawai piano company established by Koichi Kawai (1886 – 1955) in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Karl-Heinz Köhler (b. 1928) — German Musicologist, Librarian

  • Studied violin.
  • Studied Musicology at Weimar Musikhochschule and Jena University, where he received his doctorate in 1956 writing his dissertation on J.S. Bach.
  • Among the many positions he held, Köhler was the director of the music department at Deutsche Staatsbibliothek (1955 – 1979), lecturer at Humboldt University (1965), and president of the East German section of AML (1971) for which he eventually became vice-president (1977 – 1980).
  • Written over 188 works comprising 520 publications translated into 5 languages.
  • “Köhler's research and editorial work is concerned with performance, musicology and librarianship. [He] has concentrated on Mozart, J.S. Bach and early works by Mendelssohn and is co-editor of Beethoven's writings, [contributing] to the development of music librarianship and source material information systems.” [ 1 ]


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Seeger, Horst, and Jutta Pumpe.  "Köhler, Karl-Heinz."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
Additional References:
  • "Köhler, Karl-Heinz 1928 -."  WorldCat.  Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2010.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.

Bill Evans Performing 
by Brian McMillen, 1978. [ 1 ]

Bill Evans (1929 – 1980) — American Jazz Pianist, Composer – 20th Century Period (Post-Bebop Jazz)


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McMillen, Brian.  "Bill Evans Performing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, 1978."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 6 Oct. 2010.  Web.  5 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-SA 3.0.

Ahmad Jamal Performing 
by Brian McMillen, 1980. [ 1 ]

Ahmad Jamal (b. 1930) — American Jazz pianist, Composer – 20th Century Period (Cool Jazz)


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McMillen, Brian.  “Ahmad Jamal at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, 1980.”  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 21 Jan. 2012.  Web.  5 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-SA 3.0.

Portrait of Stephen Sondheim, c. 1970. [ 1 ]

Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) — American Composer, Lyricist – 20th Century Period


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Wikiwatcher1.  "Stephen Sondheim Publicity Photo, c. 1970."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 11 Jan. 2013.  Web.  15 Feb. 2016.  Public Domain

Otis Spann (1930 – 1970) — American Blues Pianist, Singer

 

Otis Spann – 'Spann's Blues,' 1963. [ 1 ]

 


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Glory Blues Channel.  "Otis Spann – Spann’s Blues 1963."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 9 Jan. 2014.  Web.  15 Feb. 2016.  Standard YouTube License

The 1930’s – 1940’s considered golden age for Wurlitzer with the purchase of the patented music box mechanism (jukebox) along with hiring inventor Homer Capehart and designer Paul Fuller with the slogan “Music for Milllions.”


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Additional References:
  • "Wurlitzer Jukebox Company History."  Archive Gibson.  Gibson Guitar Corp., n.d.  Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
  • "Wurlitzer, 150 Years in as Many Words."  Jukebox UK.  Jukeboxes Unlimited, 2013.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
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Additional References:
  • Mastehead Image: O’Donnell, Dylan.  "Piano Strings."  Photograph.  Deography.  Dylan O’Donnell, 1 Nov. 2010.  Web.  18 June 2015.  Public Domain.
  • Mandalatrece, Jim Doney.  "History of an Ascended Master, His Connection with Essenes, and The Secrecy of The Kanon."  ThaKanon.  Jim Doney Mandalatrece, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Blaise, Gary.  "The Early String Keyboards."  Gary Blaise.  Gary Blaise Early Keyboard Instruments, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of Classical Music."  Naxos.  Naxos Digital Services Ltd., n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Technicians Guild.  Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Development of the Piano."  Bluebook of Piano.  Bluebook of Pianos, 1933 – 2015.  18 June 2015.
  • Estrella, Steven G.  "Stylistic Timeline of Music History."  Steven Estrella.  Steven G. Estrella, 2013.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The History of Graphical Music Notation."  Block Museum.  Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The Piano Time Line: A Chronological History."  Concert Pitch Piano.  Concert Pitch Piano Services, 2000 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Tuners.  The UK Piano Pages, 1996 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • Weinstock, Ron.  "A Personal List of Ten Great Blues Pianists."  In a Blue Mood.  In a Blue Mood, 25 Sept. 2009.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Romantic Music."  Essential Humanities.  Essential Humanities, 2008 – 2013.  Web.  19 June 2015.
  • "List of Romantic-Era Composers."  Wikipedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 Sept. 2015.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
  • Duchen, Jessica.  "Top 20: The World’s Greatest Pianists."  Sinfini Music.  Sinfini Music, 23 April 2014.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Solomon, Jon.  "The Ten Best Jazz Pianists of All Time."  Westword.  Denver Westword, LLC., 27 Aug. 2013.  18 June 2015.
  • Sturm, Connie Arrau, Debra Brubaker Burs, and Anita Jackson, eds.  "Annotated Bibliography of Sources on the History of Piano Technique and Piano Pedagogy."  Piano Technique.  Piano Technique.Net, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Groves Music Online for Music Research.  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  June – December 2015.
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