Menu

Facing South: Keyboard Instruments in the Early Carolinas, by Thomas Strange, Patrick Hawkins, and Kunio Hara

March 27, 2018

Facing South: Keyboard Instruments in the Early Carolinas is both the title of this  book and the title of the inaugural exhibit at the brand new Carolina Music Museum in Greenville, SC, which opens in March 2018. Facing South tells the story of the harpsichord and piano in early South and North Carolina (1700 to 1850) from the point of view of the owners and performers who used them. Rather than form a comprehensive story of the many builders and their technical creations, it tells the story of the southerners who used such instruments. The book and corresponding exhibit also confront the reality of slavery and the human “property” often sold alongside these instruments at auction.



Related Posts