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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Wurlitzer introduced the "Tonophone," (also known as “Mighty Wurlitzers”) the first coin-operated piano.

Drawing of Aaron Copland 
by Richard Hurd, 2013. [ 1 ]

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) — American Composer, Pianist, Teacher, Conductor, Music Writer – 20th Century Period


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Hurd, Richard.  "Aaron Copland, Drawing from a Photograph by Richard Hurd."  Photograph.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 27 Oct. 2013.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  CC BY 2.0.

Charlie Spand at the Piano. [ 1 ]

Charlie Spand (c. early 1900s) — American Blues and Boogie-Woogie Pianist


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HEAVYHIGHLANDBLUES.  "Charlie Spand 'Soon This Morning Blues.'"  Online Video Still.  YouTube.  YouTube, 18 May 2013.  Web.  2 Nov. 2015.  Standard YouTube License

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Hobart Cable piano company established by Hobart M. Cable (1841 – 1909), in LaPorte, Indiana.

George Antheil, 1922. [ 1 ]

George Antheil (1900 – 1959) — American Avant-Garde Composer, Pianist, Author, Inventor – 20th Century Period


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Stef joosen.  "George Antheil, 1922."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 13 July 2015.  Web.  2 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.

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.

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt's 'Back From the Shadows,' Vol. II, 1950. [ 1 ]


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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.

Mural of Aram Khachaturian  –
Photographed by Yerevantsi . [ 1 ]

Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1973) — Armenian Composer, Conductor, Teacher – 20th Century Period


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Yerevantsi.  "Mural of Aram Khachaturian’s Portrait, Yerevan, Armenia – Vardanants St."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundations, Inc., 18 Aug. 2015.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-SA 4.0.

Portrait of Vladimir Horowitz by Bain News Service, N.Y.C, 1904. [ 1 ]

Vladimir Horowitz (1903 – 1989) — Russian Classical Pianist


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Bain News Service, N.Y.CVladimir Horowitz.  1904.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Part of George Grantham Bain Collection, Digital ID cph 3b15196LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

Dimitry Kabalevsky at the Piano. [ 1 ]

Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904 – 1987) — Russian Composer, Teacher – 20th Century Period


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RobT Amenia.  "Dimitry Kabalevsky."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 5 Aug. 2013.  Web. 4 Nov. 2015.  CC BY-SA 3.0.

Fats Waller Seated at the Piano
by Alan Fisher, 1938. [ 1 ]

Fats Waller (1904 – 1943) — American Composer, Jazz Pianist, Organist, Singer, Bandleader – 20th century Period (Harlem Stride Jazz)


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Fisher, Alan.  Fats Waller.  1938.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Part of New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Digital ID cph 3c23107LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  4 Nov. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
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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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