I will focus strongly on the pianists’ educational background and the repertoire they have played.
Second, I will focus on how these associations of gender impact the pianists’ own experience and performance.
By addressing these questions, I will discuss how the piano’s historical background (social heritage, if you will) can be found in the pianists’ narratives and experiences.
The western classical pianist’s repertoire consists predominantly of works composed in the period from the early 18 century.
As a result, the pianist spends years acquiring skills and knowledge in order to express herself through music that has been composed in societies under very different social structures than those of today.