History Of The Piano

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

1899, Ellington
1900, Antheil

1900, Schmidt

Album cover of Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt's 'Back From the Shadows,'Vol. II, 1950.
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt's 'Back From the Shadows,' Vol. II, 1950. 1

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (1900 – 1973): German Conductor, Composer – 20th Century Period

  • Received his doctorate from Hochschule für Musik in Berlin where he wrote his dissertation on Mozart’s early operas in which they were Italian inspired.
  • Remarkable orchestral teacher.
  • Supported composers whose music had been banned by the Third Reich.

Page Sources

iClassical Com.  "Volume 2 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Tahra."  Scan of an Album Cover.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 26 April 2015.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  CC BY 2.0.
Additional References:
  • Worbs, Hans Christoph.  "Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Eder, Bruce.  "Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt."  AllMusic.  All Media Network, LLC., n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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