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Recent Articles & News

Piano Street celebrates Rachmaninoff’s 150-year anniversary by providing digital sheet music for his complete piano works. Browse the new scores and immerse yourself in a world of technical fireworks, profound emotion, and a uniquely rich harmonic language! Read more
For the nineteenth time Warsaw invited the world to the annual festival ”Chopin and His Europe”. Altogether, soloists, world-famous orchestras and ensembles were giving as many as 23 concerts. Some of the artists also appeared in concerts on period instruments. Or what about Chopin’s second piano concerto in a version for guitar and orchestra? Read more
Summer means vacation time and for many also traveling places. There are countless opportunities to enjoy wonderful music during summer festivals or embark on thrilling visits to historical venues that our esteemed composers and musicians once frequented. While on vacation in Mallorca, Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell took a quick visit to Frédéric Chopin’s Valldemossa. Read more
The Harvard professor Robert Levin is considered to be one of the most important Mozart researchers of our time. Now he has recorded Mozart’s piano sonatas on the composer’s own instrument. Mario-Felix Vogt from the German/Dutch magazine PIANIST spoke with him about ornamentation, knee pedals and the influence of C.P.E. Bach. Read more
The World of Piano Competitions is a magazine initiated by PIANIST Magazine (Netherlands and Germany) and its Editor-in-Chief Eric Schoones. Here we get a rich insight into the world of international piano competitions through the eyes of its producers and participants. Read more
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Piano News Flash

London Piano Festival
The annual event London Piano Festival, October 5-8, at which pianists Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva invite pianists to join them in solo recitals, four-handers and whatever else keyboard players do. Check out the programs with special guests like Danny Driver and Vadim Kholodenko, plus a celebration focus on Ligeti and Rachmaninov.
Read at kingsplace.co.uk
Major Fire at Boesendorfer's
The apparent destruction of much of the Boesendorfer archive is a significant loss for the company and the music world as a whole. The archive contained valuable documents and artefacts related to the company's history and the piano-making process.
Read at worldpianonews.com
The Rather Unknown Pianist's Pianist
Clara Haskil's career really began taking off after World War II when she was in her fifties. She made her first album for the Decca label in 1947, recording the fourth Beethoven piano concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. During this time, she was known to ask modestly, "Why does everyone want to hear me suddenly?".
Read at interlude.hk
Young Pianist Tom Borrow
Named "One to Watch" by Gramophone Magazine and recipient of the Terence Judd-Halle Award, Borrow talks about his Cal Performances program, his aversion to social media, and whether or not he gets nervous before taking the stage.
Read at sfcv.org
Early Women Piano Sonatas
Interlude is looking at six beautiful Romantic Era piano sonatas written by women composers, from Andree to Valborg Aulin.
Read at interlude.hk
Olafsson's Goldberg Top Scores
"The kind of whooping ovation usually reserved for rock stars", writes The Guardian after Vikingur Olafsson's Goldberg Variations at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Read at theguardian.com
Who Does the Best Grieg Concerto?
Agree or not? Interlude takes a listen at the best recordings of Grieg's ever popular Piano Concerto in A minor.
Read at interlude.hk

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Upcoming livestreams

Livestream: 2023-11-08 18:30:00 GMT
Alexander Malofeev, Recital
From Poole's Centre for the Art. Works by Bach, Scriabin, Wagner and Rachmaninoff. Listen at bsolive.com

Livestream: 2023-11-12 18:00:00 GMT
Garrick Ohlsson, Recital
From 92NY, New York City. Works by Chopin. Listen at 92ny.org

Livestream: 2023-12-22 18:00:00 GMT
Martha Argerich, Piano Concerto
From Philharmonie, Berlin. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with Berliner Philharmoniker under Daniel Barenboim. Listen at digitalconcerthall.com

Latest Piano Albums


Yekwon Sunwoo:
Rachmaninoff. A Reflection

Yekwon Sunwoo played Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto when he became the first Korean to win the top prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017. “It was also through Rachmaninoff’s pieces that I first truly learned how to listen to music and express myself musically… I wanted to include the word ‘reflection’ in the album title because this album is, in some ways, a way for me to look back on myself.”
Listen on NML >

Vanessa Benelli Mosell:

Vanessa Benelli Mosell presents 300 years of Italian piano music. Starting in the early 18th century with Scarlatti's Sonata K 141, she arrives in 2015 with Ezio Bosso's piece Emily's room. On the way there are many tributes to Italian composers, including several who are famous for other things than their piano music, such as Puccini, Verdi, Respighi, Morricone, Rota and others.
Listen on NML >

Ani & Nia Sulkhanishvili:
Flowers we are... – Kurtág, Bach, Ligeti

The twins Ani and Nia Sulkhanishvili bring together piano works by György Kurtág (born 1926) and György Ligeti (1923-2006), two of the most important and internationally successful composers of the post-war era, who have one thing in common – their Hungarian roots. Interspersed with Kurtág's Games are his four-hand arrangements of pieces from Bach's Orgelbüchlein.
Listen on NML >

Duo Schiavo-Marchegiani:
Mozart for Two

Marco Schiavo and Sergio Marchegiani have played together since 2006, performing in prestigious venues all over the world. They are Decca artists and have recorded albums with music by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart (Concertos) and Kozeluch. Their two albums with Mozart’s Complete Works for Piano 4-Hands (the previous one was released in 2021) were recorded at Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Listen on NML >

Piano Street Site Updates

1 February 2022:
We celebrate 20 years online with an updated webdesign of pianostreet.com.

10 January 2022:
Pages about composer have a new design with additional content and the best solo piano pieces listed separately for composers such as Beethoven and Chopin.

26 November 2021:
A new issue of the magazine about the world of piano competitions is available for free download at Piano Street.

8 October 2021:
Piano Street's multimedia tool for watching the Chopin Competition has been updated.

24 September 2021:
Piano Street participated in the annual Media Lounge of Cremona Musica.

15 January 2021:
Urtext editions of Debussy Clair de lune, Chopin Prelude in E minor and Major Piano Scales are now available to download for free at Piano Street.

24 October 2020:
New pieces by Bach and Mozart with piano practice tips have been added to the line of Instructive Editions.

10 April 2018:
Visit Piano Street at the Frankfurt Music Expo.