Pianos and Pianism: Frederic Horace Clark and the Quest for Unity of Mind, Body, and Universe

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.