History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1860, Mahler
1862, Baldwin

1861, Whiting

Portrait of Arthur Whiting in 1904.
Portrait of Arthur Whiting, 1904. 1

Arthur Whiting (1861 – 1936): American Pianist, Composer, Teacher – Neo-Classicist

  • Studied at the New England Conservatory.
  • Studied in Germany at the Munich Conservatory (1883 -1885).
  • In 1907 he taught an educational series of chamber music known as Expositions at Harvard, Yale and Princeton Universities.
  • In 1909 he published The Lesson of the Clavichord in New Music Review writing “the reproduction of the Clavichord and Harpsichord is as important to the present-day students of keyboard music as are some recent discoveries of the antique to archaeologists.” [ 2 ]

Page Sources

Library of Congress.  "Portrait of Arthur Whiting."  Photograph.  Original from Louis C. Elsen, The History of American Music.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904: pg. 212, fig. 60. Music Division. Library of Congress. Call number:ML200.E46.  LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  27 Oct. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
Haskell, Harry.   The Early Music Revival, A History.  Mineola: Dover Publications, Inc. 1996.  Google Books.  Web. 17 Sept. 2014.
Additional References:
  • "Arthur B. Whiting (1861-1936) [biography]."  The Library of Congress.  The Library of Congress, 12 Oct. 2014.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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