Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano
240 West 35th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001
9781933346212, $24.95, www.bluebridgebooks.com
The piano, an icon of classical music, did not come into existence until the eighteenth century. "Mr. Langshaw's Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution" tells the story of the piano and its early days. First only enjoyed by high society as merely a novelty, the large musical instrument began to revolutionize contemporary music and...