History Of The Piano

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

1912, Cage
1914, Howard

1914, Grindea

Book cover from Carola Grindea's 'Great Pianists and Pedagogues in Conversation with Carola Grindea'.
Carola Grindea's 2007 Book. 1

Carola Grindea (1914 – 2009): Moldovia Born Pianist, Teacher, Author

  • Educated at Bucharest Conservatory.
  • Scholarship studies under Tobias Matthay.
  • Professor at Guildhall School of Music.
  • Founded the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance (ISSTP).
  • Developed breathing exercises for relaxation.
  • In her book Great Pianists and Pedagogues, she interviews more than 40 pianists and pedagogues of the 20th century.

Page Sources

Grindea, Carola.  Great Pianists and Pedagogues in Conversation with Carola Grindea.  Kahn & Averill: London, 2007.  Book Cover.  Amazon.  Amazon.Com, 1996 – 2016.  Web.  14 Feb. 2016.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
Additional References:
  • Menuhin, Yalta.  "Carola Grindea Speaks with Yaltah Menuhin About Her Musical Upbringing and Career."  Yalta Menuhin.  Piano Journal, no 3, 1982.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • "Piano Technique Reviews: Carola Grindea and Grindea Technique."  Piano Technique.  Maple Grove Music Productions, n.d.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • Siepmann, Jeremy.  "Carola Grindea: World-Famous Pioano Teacher Concerned with the Stress of Performance."  The Guardian.  Guardian News and Media Limited, 1 Sept. 2009.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • "Professor Carola Grindea."  The Telegraph.  Telegraph Media Group Limited, 23 July 2009.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
  • "History of ISSTIP."  ISSTIP.  International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, 2005 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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