square piano


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square piano

n
(Instruments) music an obsolete form of piano, horizontally strung and with an oblong frame
Translations
Tafelklavier
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Hammerdown had the honour to offer for public competition that day it is not our purpose to make mention, save of one only, a little square piano, which came down from the upper regions of the house (the state grand piano having been disposed of previously); this the young lady tried with a rapid and skilful hand (making the officer blush and start again), and for it, when its turn came, her agent began to bid.
Lewis's chief thus became the proprietor of the little square piano.
Saying these words, Caddy laughingly sat down at a little jingling square piano and really rattled off a quadrille with great spirit.
Namby's performance on a square piano overhead, while the breakfast was getting ready; when it came, Mr.
By about 1860 the upright piano had for all intents and purposes swapped the square piano for home utilize.
Pianist Daniel Grimwood plays on a Broadwood square piano, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani performs music from the 16th century Virginal Book housed at Trinity College Dublin, Siobhan Armstrong, expert player of the 'Brian Boru' harp, leads her eight-strong Irish Consort in music from the Kingdom of Ireland, 1500-1800, the hot new French group Ensemble Nevermind performs 18th Century arrangements of Irish tunes, the Academy of Ancient Music and virtuoso violinist Bojan Cicic explore Dublin's Golden Age and superstar Jordi Savall returns to Gregynog with his Celtic viol alongside fiddle legend Martin Hayes.
The concert series will also include a recital of baroque music by organist Thomas Moore; 19th century string playing from The Meiningen Ensemble, a violin, cello and piano trio; Haydn, Mozart and Hummel pieces by Andrew Brownell, playing an original 1807 square piano (on loan from Verity Cridman of Huddersfield Music Society); music from the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV from Four's Company; and performances by the Huddersfield University Chamber Choir, Early Music Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra.
The quartet comprises Margarette Ashton, soprano; Peter Harrison, flute; Rachel Gray, violoncello and John Treherne, square piano.
Goold, a lawyer and artist who has taught piano, bought an antique square piano with a hand-written inscription, causing her to think about its previous life and research its history.
Cafe Mozart -- soprano Emma Kirkby, tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, Jenny Thomas (wonderfully chuffy flute), guitarist Ian Gammie,Alastair Ross and his piquant square piano -- perform these delights with stylish enthusiasm.
7) An audio recording of Field's work, performed by Barbara Dagg on a square piano of the period, accompanies the digitised sheet music.
Langshaw's Square Piano is an eloquent anecdotal story of how a formerly unrecognized and unnoticed organist in the 1700's had his hand in shaping our modern culture and society by the distribution of what we now know as the piano.