Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Ninteenth-Century Culture
Adrian Daub

New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. First edition As new in dust jacket. First edition. Hardcover. vii+ 246 pp. Illustrations. During the 19th century, four-handed piano playing emerged across Europe as a popular pastime for the well heeled classes--and of those looking to join them. Like no other musical phenomenon, it crossed national, social and economic boundaries It was often understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching, often of men and women, not just acceptable but necessary. As New Hardcover 9780199981779 (Item ID: E20106)


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