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World’s biggest piano helps funding an even bigger piano
The Klavins-Piano Model 370 is a one-of-its-kind instrument. Its soundboard has twice the size of a concert grand of 2,75 m and it weighs 2 tons. In this video you will meet piano maker and experimentalist David Klavins in his workshop in Stuttgart... Read more >>
Schubert Live! – Pianist Imogen Cooper Continues the Series
Pianist Imogen Cooper: "Schubert has become even more necessary to my well-being, and I sense strongly that he is important for an audience’s well-being too" Read more >>
The 2015 Nobel Prize Concert Featured Daniil Trifonov
One of today’s most celebrated conductors, Franz Welser-Möst led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December. Hear the celebrated pianist Daniil Trifonov play Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Read more >>
The Sweet and Not So Sweet Sound of Music
Our modern ears are now used to equal temperament, and, despite the impurities in its intervals, now prefer its sound over any other temperament. Researchers at the University of Minnesota wanted to delve more into this and studied 250 students at... Read more >>
Gabriela Montero – Uniting the Worlds of Composition and Improvisation
While there’s some element of improvisation (interpretation is probably a better word to describe it) in all performances of classical piano music, pianist Gabriela Montero takes this to a different level by taking requests from the audience and... Read more >>
Warsaw: The Most Influential Piano Competition Enters Its Grand Finale
Every five years the whole pianistic world moves to Warsaw and the International Chopin Piano Competition. Watch the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition live or in replay on YouTube and discover the piano stars of tomorrow. Read more >>
Piano Played by Mozart Discovered in Germany
An early piano believed to have been played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has surfaced in Germany and could be worth millions of euros, a radio station reported. Read more >>
A Major Mozart Discovery
Four pages from Mozart's original manuscript for the Piano Sonata in A major, K 331 (whose last movement is the well-known "Turkish March") has been found in Budapest. There are many interesting details to consider in terms of slurs, dynamics and... Read more >>
Valentina Lisitsa on Searching for the Rachmaninoff Affinity
When Valentina Lisitsa came to Stockholm to play Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto, it was a welcome fact not only for all her fans but also for anybody well aware of the enormous challenge this concerto means for any performer. In 2013 Lisitsa... Read more >>
Liszt: The Grand Sonata
In an article about one of the greatest masterpieces of the 19th century piano literature, Franz Liszt's Sonata in B minor, Patrick Jovell guides us through the history of the work as well as a few of the most common analytical approaches. Listen... Read more >>
The Piano Speaks!
Austrian composer Peter Ablinger transferred the frequency spectrum of the child’s voice to his computer controlled mechanical piano so that “with a little practice, or help or subtitling, we actually can hear a human voice in a piano sound” — and... Read more >>
AST Updated: 700 Piano Pieces Added
The Piano Street Team has been hard at work: 1200 man hours of listening and hand picking the greatest among the many great performers playing the greatest piano music is tough work. But we have persisted. We have not complained. And here we are, now... Read more >>
Master Class with Leon Fleisher: The Late Schubert Sonatas
Filmed during a Professional Training Workshop in New York, Franz Schubert’s late piano sonatas come to life in this performance guide that includes video clips, written commentary, and an animated score, allowing the user to simultaneously watch Mr.... Read more >>
An Evening with Friedrich Gulda at the Keyboards
In a live recording from the Amerikahaus, Munich, Friedrich Gulda reveals the versatility of his keyboard playing by performing the old master's as well as his own compositions on both clavichord and piano.. Read more >>
András Schiff Sharing Perspectives on Bartók
When asked to be a Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist, pianist András Schiff was adamant about one thing: He wanted to focus on Bela Bartók and the vibrant legacy the composer left on their native Hungary. Read more >>
Talking Pianos with Trifonov
Can “water practice” along with yoga and stretching enhance performance endurance and pianistic feeling? ... Read more >>
Yuja Wang at Verbier Festival 2013
In this 3 minute interview Yuja Wang tells us, among other things, the secret of her harmony between fingers and spirit. Read more >>
Take your seat: New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Berlin Philharmonie – LIVE STREAM
Before the champagne corks pop to celebrate the turn of the year 2016/2017, you can experience first-class virtuosic piano playing when Daniil Trifonov steps up to the podium at the New Year’s Eve concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Thanks to a... Read more >>
Pianists Fly to SoundCloud
More than 8,000,000 users populate SoundCloud’s airwaves. They prefer the free-of-charge, intuitive, streamlined interface on SoundCloud to the license-driven content on Spotify or MOG. Read more >>
International Piano – Nov/Dec 2013
Guest editor Stephen Hough curates this special edition of International Piano. Content highlights:
The art of preluding, careers cut short by tragedy, Alkan’s bicentenary, how to practise and the Second Viennese School.
Piano Street Gold... Read more >>
BREAKING NEWS: New Chopin Photo Found!
The Swiss physicist and Chopin connoisseur Alain Kohler, already known for discovering in a private German home a Pleyel piano that once belonged to Frédéric Chopin, has made another sensational find. Kohler, together with Gilles Bencimon of Radio... Read more >>
The Fluid Piano – The world’s first multi-cultural Acoustic Piano
British composer Geoff Smith has invented a new instrument – The Fluid Piano – an acoustic piano which enables musicians to alter each note individually and separately by precise microtonal intervals per note before or during performance. Read more >>
Bach Project Takes Off from the Street: "Recording the 48"
Each of the two volumes of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier contains one prelude and one fugue in every major and minor key. Often called “the 48”, or the “Old Testament” of piano music, it is perhaps the most important keyboard work of all time. The... Read more >>
World Premiere: Piano Piece in G by Felix Mendelssohn
The first edition ever of a newly discovered piece by Mendelssohn was presented by Piano Street at the Music Education Expo in London earlier this month. The Urtext Piano Score and Autograph Manuscript are now available for download. Read more >>
“Play Me, I’m Yours” – Street Pianos
Artist Luke Jerram has put together street pianos installations in various cities. The initiative comes as a reaction of a creative individual to the general rule, prohibiting anyone to play music in public places without special arrangement – no... Read more >>
Recommended Book: “Sviatoslav Richter – Pianist”
Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) is widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. In this translation of the first full-scale biography of Richter, Danish composer Karl Aage Rasmussen combines his artistic appreciation of... 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 >>
New Mozart Piece Found in France
A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart. The melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as an important find. Read more >>
The One and Only Alfred Brendel
Now retired from the stage and the piano and recently turned 85, Alfred Brendel remains regarded as a serious intellectual with a mischievous sense of humour. In a wonderful 70-minute documentary that reflects his childhood and early influences,... Read more >>
The Art of Improvisation – Risky Business and Living It All at the Same Time
It’s unquestionable that Keith Jarrett is one of the most significant pianists to emerge in the second half of the 20th Century. This is a wonderful documentary portrait from 2005 of one of the world’s pianist superstars of improvisation. Classical... 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 >>
Joining the Dots – New Sight Reading Material
ABRSM presents a new book series for students. Joining the Dots offers pianists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading. 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 >>
Glenn Gould – Seeking the Ordinary in the Eccentric
Many are names of things we hold dear. An enigmatic musical poet, world- renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate years after his untimely death in 1982. In 2010 the documentary Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould was presented... Read more >>
Pleyel Turns the Last Page?
A Pleyel was Chopin’s favorite piano; he once said, “when I’m feeling energetic and strong enough to find my own sound, I need a Pleyel piano.” After more than 200 years producing 250,000 of the highest-quality pianos in the French tradition, Pleyel... Read more >>
Masterclasses on the Web Reach new Heights
Not only are piano competitions such as the Van Cliburn YouTube-competition and the Minnesota e-Competition moving out onto the web, but students, music colleges, schools and all music lovers now have the chance to gain inspiration and to learn from... Read more >>

Piano Street's Classical Piano Blog contains over 400 articles. This page displays a random selection of 36 posts. Refresh the page for a new random selection.