David Rowland's A History of Pianoforte Pedalling PDF

By David Rowland

ISBN-10: 0521402662

ISBN-13: 9780521402668

ISBN-10: 0521607515

ISBN-13: 9780521607513

David Rowland strains the background of piano pedaling from its beginnings within the eighteenth century to its first adulthood in the midst of the 19th century and past. Pedaling process was once an immense function of nineteenth-century piano functionality and, coupled with new advancements in piano constitution, encouraged many composers to write down cutting edge works for the literature. Rowland examines this throughout the strategy and song of composer-pianists similar to Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin and follows the transition from harpsichord and clavichord to piano. The booklet additionally contains an appendix of translated extracts from 3 recognized piano-pedaling tutors.

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The beginning of the nineteenth century saw two important developments; the disappearance of knee levers in favour of pedals and an increase in the standard number of devices on grand pianos. Certain makers evidently continued to use knee levers after others had already made the transition to Stops, levers and pedals 19 pedals. No precise transitional date can therefore be identified. 1810 seem to have been made with pedals. l805-10. l805 it was the norm for the 'Viennese' piano to have four or five pedals.

Other firms largely followed suit with the exception of a few rather extravagant makers such as Haschka (Vienna), who seems to have specialised in instruments with up to seven or eight pedals. These large numbers are achieved by taking Grafs five-pedal design and adding to it various Turkish elements, with different pedals to operate the drum, bells/cymbal and triangle. These instruments, despite their splendid appearance, are far from typical, and most probably not the sort that a professional musician would have owned (see Chapter 9).

Perhaps most noteworthy of all is the inclusion of Dussek's name in the lists of its leading members. We have already seen how Dussek's use of the pedal was admired when he returned to Paris in 1807 earlier in this section, and there seems little doubt that he was one of the earliest masters of pedalling. He was in London during the 1790s, a crucial period for the development of pedalling; and the fact that his name was grouped with Field and Cramer suggests that they too were influential in this area.

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