"A comprehensive, informative, and indispensable work." -- Billy Joel
"A user-friendly compendium, very well indexed, devoted to the piano." -- Early Music News
"Interesting, informative and well-written articles on numerous piano firms and on the piano trade in all of the major countries." -- Galpin Society Journal
Performers, teachers, scholars and general readers will appreciate this in-depth review of the piano, which includes over 600 alphabetically-arranged articles written by international contributors who comment on piano history, composition problems, and key piano developments. -- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
, Professor of Music at Kent State University, resides in Kent, Ohio.