A social history of the piano in New Zealand from the arrival of the first in 1827 to the 1930s when the increasing popularity of the phonograph and radio saw the start of the decline of the piano at home.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete, and well illustrated, history of the best known name in New Zealand's social and business history. A retailer, manufacturer of instruments and publisher of sheet music, Begg's was established in Dunedin in 1861.
Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 240 pages. NEW
A very thorough and scholarly history of New Zealand's national anthem, first published in 1878 and still being sung. One of the Canterbury series of documents and sources in music.
School of Music, Cantebury University, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting history of the New Zealand recording industry from the earliest cylinder days to the end of the disc era. Includes illustrations of all known NZ labels.
David Bateman, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 175 pages. NEW
This finely illustrated book is a complete history of the development of dance in New Zealand.
Hardback. 312 pages. NEW.