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Recent Articles & News

Piano Street’s digital sheet music library is constantly growing. With the additions made during the past months, we now offer the complete piano works by twelve of the most famous Classical, Romantic and Impressionist composers in the web’s most pianist friendly user interface. Read more
Today, January 6 2023, is Alexander Scriabin’s 151st birthday. By acknowledging this Piano Street takes a look at events and news that happened during last year’s Scriabin 150 anniversary by providing a list of interesting and useful Scriabin resources. Read more
They are two world stars from Argentina and have known each other since childhood: Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim. Here they perform together with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time. We are immensely happy about our continuous collaboration with Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall which enables us to invite our members to the live streaming of the January 7 & 8 performances in Berliner Philharmonie. Read more
With a handful of articles published every month since it's start in 2007, Piano Street's online magazine now consists of over 500 interviews, news, videos and in-depth articles about all kinds of piano-related topics. These are the 16 most read, discussed or shared articles of 2022. Read more
Last December, in preparation for the Scriabin 150th anniversary (2022), the new complete edition of Alexander Scriabin’s works was published, in twelve volumes. Eric Schoones spoke to the pianist and musicologist Pavel Shatskiy, who was responsible for publishing the piano works. They talked about the composer and pianist Scriabin, his piano, the influence of Chopin and the A.N. Scriabin Memorial Museum in Moscow. Read more
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Piano News Flash

Meldau Goes Beatles
The album is called "Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles." It was recorded live in Paris in 2020.
Read at när.org
Mighty Pianist Line-up in Verbier
The much-loved Verbier Festival has announced its 2023 line-up as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Read at pianistmagazine.com
Your Brain on Music
The oldest record of notated music, the Hurrian "Hymn to Nikkal", is more than 3,000 years old. But in a sense, our relationship with music is far more ancient than that.
Read at bigthink.com
Pianist Facing Death
Pianist Lars Vogt, who spoke openly about his illness, continued to perform until not long before his death; he was making plans for a U.S. tour.
Read at nytimes.com
The Grand CFX in London
Yamaha has officially unveiled the latest generation of its flagship concert grand piano, the CFX. The concert featured pianists Noriko Ogawa, Tamara Stefanovich and Fergus McCreadie
Read at pianistmagazine.com
Life As a Prodigy
In an extract from his new childhood memoir, pianist Stephen Hough recalls falling in love with the instrument, pestering his parents for lessons.
Read at theguardian.com
Hand Surgery Saves Young Pianist
After seriously injuring her hand in a knife accident, Emma Carpenter was taken to the plastic surgery department and was operated on the next day.
Read at nhs.uk

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Upcoming livestreams

FREE livestream: 2023-02-20 13:00:00 GMT
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Recital
From Wigmore Hall, London. Works by Haydn. Listen at wigmore-hall.co.uk

FREE livestream: 2023-03-19 19:30:00 GMT
Boris Giltburg, Recital
From Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Listen at isabeldigitalconcerthall.queensu.ca

FREE livestream: 2023-05-17 00:30:00 GMT
Bruce Liu, Recital
From Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Works by Chopin and Liszt. Listen at isabeldigitalconcerthall.queensu.ca

Latest Piano Albums


Vincenzo Maltempo:
Dukas – Complete Piano Music

Paul Dukas’s talent suffered throughout his career at the hands of his perfectionism: His rigorous self-criticism allowed only 13 compositions to be published in his lifetime, and many of his scores ended up in the fire. His complete output for the piano includes just five works, dominated by the Sonata and the Variations, each of them a homage to a past master, to Beethoven and to Rameau.
Listen on NML >

Nicolas Costantinou:
Metavasis – Stylianou, 12 Préludes

In an album of world-premiere recordings, Nicolas Costantinou performs 12 Preludes for solo piano by Constantinos Y. Stylianou, each connected to a different work of art. The inspirations cover a wide range of painting and sculpture from Classical antiquity to the 20th century, and the choice of form was influenced by Debussy's two Books of Preludes.
Listen on NML >

Jacob Greenberg:
Living Language

Jacob Greenberg, a longtime member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, explores how composers build on their cultural heritage with a creative vocabulary, giving thoughtful tribute while also seeking renewal. The album features music by Bartók, Chopin, Janácek, Wang Lu, and George Lewis,
Listen on NML >

Tamara Stefanovich:
Vassos Nicolaou – Etudes & Frames

Tamara Stefanovich first met Vassos Nicolaou when they were both students. Years later, when she was invited to commission a new work from any composer, Vassos was first on her list. "Today his 15 Etudes has become a testament to an immeasurably innovative freedom…even while playing them, I am struck by the quality of illusions, which gives me the feeling of owning not just countless pairs of hands, but several pairs of ears as well."
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.