October Lecture : Lecture: Mr Langshaw’s square piano

Mr Langshaw’s Square Piano: The Story of the First Pianos & how they caused a Cultural Revolution
Marion Goold

19th October

A clue inside a neglected square piano made in 1807, leads Madeline Goold on a quest to uncover the identities of the people who had owned and played it. This biography of a now almost-forgotten instrument, which once held pride of place in drawing-rooms throughout Britain and its Empire, is a journey through two centuries of musical lives. The author travels back in time and enters the musical world of Georgian England to meet the people who built and played the square piano that she found two hundred years later. Don’t miss this opportunity.Square Piano 512px-MIM_Nähtischklavier_347