The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel


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In her study of music-making in the Edwardian novel, Cecilia BjA rken-Nyberg argues that the invention and development of the player piano had a significant effect on the perception, performance and appreciation of music during the period. In contrast to existing devices for producing music mechanically such as the phonograph and gramophone, the player piano granted its operator freedom of individual expression by permitting the performer to modify the tempo. Because the traditional piano was the undisputed altar of ...

The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472439987