This vintage book is a detailed treatise on the pianoforte, its music, and its masters. “Pianoforte Music” contains a wealth of fascinating historical information on the evolution, development, and influence of the pianoforte. It is highly recommended for those with a keen interest in musical history and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “The Pianoforte and its Immediate Precursors, the Harpsichord and the Clavichord”, “The First Classical Period”, Polyphonic Music”, “The Three Greatest Composers of Polyphonic Music for the Harpsichord: J. S. Bach, G. F. Haendel, D. Scarlatti”, “The Second Classical Period”, “The Epoch of the Development of the Sonata-Form”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. First published in 1883.