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The Role of the Piano in 19th Century Life

Describe the role of the piano in 19th century life. What types of works were developed to support this role?

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In the 1800s the piano assumed a seat in every fashionable house throughout Europe. It became comparable to a nice stereo system today. People would have whole rooms in their homes (if they could afford it) dedicated to playing piano and hosting groups ...

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This solution is an essay exploring various ways in which the piano affected life in the 1800s, along with the advent of numerous piano-related music that had not existed in such volume before this century.