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Medical Professionals See Irregular Heartbeat in Beethoven’s Music
Citing rhythmic shifts and sudden stops in the German master's music, certain doctors and researchers think he suffered from arrhythmia. Read more >>
Acclaimed All-Russian Debut Album by Vinnitskaya
New signing and exclusive Naïve Classique artist, she makes her much anticipated debut album on the Ambroisie label featuring an all-Russian programme of piano sonatas by Rachmaninov, Medtner and Prokofiev and a piece by Gubaidulina. Read more >>
A Bösendorfer Grand by Porsche?
In close co-operation with the world-famous Porsche Design company, Bösendorfer has created a contemporary approach to grand piano design. Read more >>
Scriabin Mazurkas – Sheet Music
Scriabin’s unique musical vision is transformed into something striking and original: mazurka-fantasies characterised by extraordinary charm and sensuality, often assimilating the style of late night improvisations. Read more >>
Piano Street Mobile – Sheet Music on the Go for Mobile Devices
Get instant access on the go to 3000+ study scores from the standard classical piano repertoire. On m.pianostreet.com, a mobile version of Piano Street’s sheet music library you can easily view all piano scores on your... Read more >>
Beethoven Variations – New Urtext and Recordings
Variation form was a central feature of Beethoven’s piano writing in general, from his early years until the end of his life. 32 Variations in C-minor as well as the Six Variations in G-major, both based on Beethoven’s original themes, are now... Read more >>
The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning
On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal... Read more >>
Brendel’s A-Z for the Pianist
Multi-talented pianist legend Alfred Brendel won’t rest since retiring. His latest book A Pianist’s A–Z was officially realeased in September. ... Read more >>
Volodos in Vienna
“You can keep your Lang Langs, your Yuja Wangs, your Evgeny Kissins… I’d swap their collective virtuosity for one evening of Arcadi Volodos’s consummate pianism. To my mind, he has produced nothing finer on disc than this live recital, captured in... Read more >>
Hannes Minnaar: The Path to Becoming a Concert Pianist
In part two of the three-part special on building a career as a professional pianist, Piano Street's guest writer Alexander Buskermolen spoke with Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar about his education, vision on personal musical development, and the... Read more >>
New Piano Piece by Mozart!
A previously unknown piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was performed for the first time on Friday, March 23. It was found in a 160 page handwritten notebook, thought to be written by Mozart’s father, in an attic in Tyrol, Austria. Read more >>
The 14th Van Cliburn – Merging High Quality Performance with Hi-End Technology
The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is an innovative force in the classical music field and is a recognized leader in bringing live performances to audiences extending far beyond the concert hall. Read more >>
Gould’s Favourite Piece but not his Favourite Piano
Neither of the two Gould recordings of J.S. Bach´s Goldberg Variations (1955 and 1981) were made on Gould´s favourite instrument. The Aria is played here on a Yamaha grand, shortly before Gould´s death in October 1982. Read more >>
Valentina Lisitsa – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Pianist and YouTube phenomenon Valentina Lisitsa is perhaps the most striking example of how the Internet and, more recently, social media has created completely new opportunities for classical artists. Read more >>
András Schiff Almost Won Grammy Without Pedal
Schiff's 2012 recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was nominated for the category “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” at the Grammy Awards 2013. He did not win the Grammy this time but had there been a category for “Best Classical Piano Solo... Read more >>
New Bach Recordings – Two Preludes and Fugues
A new instalment of two Preludes and Fugues from Bach’s WTC I, performed by Martin Sturfält, has been published; the joyous and energetic C-sharp major set (which must surely be one of the most difficult to read on account of the extreme choice of... Read more >>
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
Pictures at an Exhibition, one of Modest Mussorgsky’s most famous work, is a set of ten pieces originally composed for the piano. The work is also well known in various arrangements with Ravel’s orchestration being the most recorded and performed. Read more >>
Sa Chen plays Chopin
Together with Lang Lang and Yundi Li, Sa Chen (born 1979) is considered as one of today’s most important Chinese pianists and a veritable international sensation. Here we can hear her in the second movement of Chopin´s first Piano Concerto in E minor... Read more >>
What is really Johann Sebastian in the Notebook?
The familiar Minuet in G and its partner piece, Minuet in G minor were traditionally believed to have been composed by J. S. Bach. However, recent research points to the German composer and organist Christian Petzold. Read more >>
Talk of the Town: Bavouzet´s Debussy Complete
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet took the Instrumental Award at this year’s BBC Music Awards for the third (out of four) volume of his complete Debussy piano music series on the Chandos label. Read more >>
Forty Years in Perspective – The BIS Label’s Pianists
It is always a pleasure to congratulate a person who spent forty years in business, regardless of their trade. Therefor it was a very special moment for Piano Street when we got the chance to talk to Robert von Bahr, Founder of BIS Records, about the... Read more >>
Views on J. S. Bach – Interview with pianist Peter Hill
A recognised authority in 20th century and contemporary music, Peter Hill turns for the first time on disc to another of his lifelong preoccupations – the music of J. S. Bach. In this exclusive interview for Piano Street, Peter shares his ideas on... Read more >>
Pollini at 70 Returns to Dresden with Brahms
Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini returned after almost 25 years to the Dresden Staatskapelle and gave his first performance at the Dresden Semperoper ever. The celebrated, 70-year-old pianist played Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 15. Read more >>
The Art Of Piano: Great Pianists Of The 20th Century
This video documentary provides a survey of 18 extraordinary keyboard artists that dominated the concert world in the mid 20th century, from Ignaz Paderewski to Claudio Arrau. The program effectively blends archival film with video clips, concert... Read more >>
Brendel Plays and Introduces Schubert – 5 DVD Set
Alfred Brendel is an outstanding modern exponent of Schubert’s piano music. He is capable of bringing not only the verve of this music but also its poetic intensity and intellectual depth to life with a special vibrancy. In this unique collection – a... Read more >>
The Van Cliburn Memorial Concert 2014
To mark the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the Fort Worth-based foundation that bears his name hosted The Van Cliburn Memorial Concert in Sundance Square Plaza on February 27. Hear eight former Cliburn... Read more >>
Imagine: Being a Concert Pianist
The documentary “Imagine: Being a Concert Pianist” gets under the lid of this extreme form of musicianship. Celebrated pianists, including Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Lang Lang, talk intimately about their lives, their work and their... Read more >>
International Piano – January/February 2015
A new issue of International Piano is out! Highlights: ... Read more >>
What is Left to the Right?
Pianist Russell Young, director of Kennesaw State University’s opera and music theater program, believes being left-handed is an advantage for pianists. Read more >>
Haydn the Innovator – 200th Anniversary Celebrations in Manchester
The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata have joined forces to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn with a series of concerts and events. To promote the events a dedicated website has... Read more >>
Albéniz – Asturias and 20 other piano pieces
Even though Isaac Albéniz actually never composed any music for guitar much of his piano music is part of the standard guitar repertoire. Asturias (Leyenda), the fifth movement from Suite Española, opus 47, is one example. Read more >>
Chopin is more popular than football – at least in Warsaw
More than 3 million people visit Warsaw each year. Of those, about 200,000 visit the museum dedicated to Poland’s national music hero: Frédéric Chopin. Be a Chopin Tourist – take the 3 minute tour in the new museum! Read more >>
Goldberg Variations by Bach – New Urtext Piano Sheet Music
A number of legendary performances of this monumental work have been recorded on piano as well as on harpsichord and organ, two of the most popular and highly regarded ones by Glenn Gould (piano: 1955 and 1981). Read more >>
Dr. Walker Making Dead Pianists Come Alive
Imagine hearing great, departed pianists play again today, just as they would in person. John Q. Walker demonstrates how recordings can be analyzed for precise keystrokes and pedal motions, then played back on computer-controlled grand pianos. Read more >>
Stephen Kovacevich Plays an Allemande
Let’s hear the stylistically immensely experienced Stephen Kovacevich perform the Allemande from J. S. Bach’s Partita No. 4 from the Verbier Festival in Switzerland in 2009. We are all very happy that Kovacevich decided not to quit playing the piano... Read more >>
Master Technician Peter Salisbury on Piano Sound and the Magic Ingredient in Quality Grands
During a recent visit to South Bank Centre in London to find out more about “double action” pianos, Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell had a chance to speak with the in-house piano technician Peter Salisbury about the current situation on the concert... Read more >>

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