Pianos and Pianism is an assessment of Clark's work and his place in the history of the development of piano technique. The central part of the book deals with his Harmonie-piano, a 2-part keyboard construction designed to be played while standing. In considerable detail, the author discusses the aspects of this twenty-five year development, the product of Clark's philosophy on technique- that the pianist's musical sensibilities should be impeded as little as possible by the physical demands of playing. Frederic Horace Clark stands in a quite isolated, but worthy, niche in the history of music and the time has come now to cast away old prejudice and remember his ideas for the benefit of all humanity.
Robert Andres is currently working in the Coordinating Office of Artistic Education, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1 The Life of Frederic Horace Clark Chapter 6 2 Anna Steiniger's Life and Education Chapter 7 3 Clark's Writing's Chapter 8 4 The Religion and the Science of the "Cherubim-Doctrine" and of the Harmonie Chapter 9 5 The New Technique Chapter 10 6 The Harmonie-piano: "Soul-Mirror" Chapter 11 7 The Philosophy's of Pure Pianism and Its Consequences Chapter 12 8 The Three Impromptus Op. 4: A Compendium of the Clark-Steiniger Piano School Chapter 13 9 Clark and His Contemporaries Chapter 14 10 Today's Perspective Chapter 15 11 Conclusion Chapter 16 Appendix A: F. H. Clark's Concert Programs Chapter 17 Appendix B: F.H. Clark's Impromptu Op. 4 No. 3 "Hiawatha" Chapter 18 Appendix C: F. H. Clark's Edition of Six Etudes by Cramer Chapter 19 Bibliography Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Author