Piano in the Parlour: When the Piano Was New Zealands Home Entertainment Centre

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Piano in the Parlour: When the Piano Was New Zealands Home Entertainment Centre

ISBN: 9780958224390
Authors(s): John MacGibbon

About Piano in the Parlour: When the Piano Was New Zealands Home Entertainment Centre:

Pianos were in huge numbers of New Zealand front parlours through Victorian and Edwardian times and into the 1920s. Central to home and community entertainment, they also stoked the flames of love for courting couples. Written by historian and musician John MacGibbon, Piano in the Parlour is a richly illustrated social history that looks affectionately at a time when pianos were the home entertainment system and most cherished domestic possession in New Zealand and many other countries. Included are words and music (with chords) for 17 songs played and sung in NZ homes during the piano’s heyday.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 127
Published as: Hardback
Genre: History: Specific Subjects