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The Resource A coveted possession : the rise and fall of the piano in Australia, Michael Atherton

A coveted possession : the rise and fall of the piano in Australia, Michael Atherton

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A coveted possession : the rise and fall of the piano in Australia
Title
A coveted possession
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the piano in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Atherton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the arrival of a square piano at Sydney Cove in 1788 to the resurrection of derelict heirloom pianos in the streets of twenty-first century Melbourne, A Coveted Possession tells the curious story of Australia's intimate and intrepid relationship with the piano. It's an insightful, beautifully illustrated multi-stranded cultural history that reveals the material, social and political worlds in which the ivories were tinkled, the shifting aspirations embodied by this instrument and the way it came to fulfil powerful social, educational and spiritual needs. With its iron frame, candelabra, carvings, polished surfaces and ivory keys, an upright piano in the nineteenth century home was a machine, an instrument and a valued member of the household that conveyed potent social meanings: prestige, education, class, leisure, national identity and intergenerational relationships
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1950-
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Atherton, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Piano music
  • Music
  • Musical instruments
Target audience
adult
Label
A coveted possession : the rise and fall of the piano in Australia, Michael Atherton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251171341
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863959919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
A coveted possession : the rise and fall of the piano in Australia, Michael Atherton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251171341
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863959919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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