This vintage book is a complete treatise on musical execution with a special focus on playing the piano. Profusely illustrated and full of useful and practicable information, this volume is highly recommended for piano players with an interest in honing their existing skills. Contents Include: “Meaning and Requirements of artistic execution”, “Modifications of the tempo”, “Modifications of the degree of force”, “Special Remarks”, and “Execution of a composition taken as a whole”. 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 on the history of the piano. First published in 1890.