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Recent Articles & News
Vexations - Was Igor Levit's Lonely Stroll Too Long?
In a bid to raise awareness of all musicians who have been silenced by the coronavirus pandemic, finding themselves suddenly out of work, pianist Igor Levit performed Erik Satie's piano piece Vexations in a 15-hour long virtual performance on May 30. Read more...
Talking Bach with Pianist Ramin Bahrami
Iranian pianist Ramin Bahrami is considered one of today's most interesting interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. A regular performer at Cremona Musica, Bahrami and flutist Massimo Mercelli presented works from their latest CD, "Bach Sanssouci", on the Decca label. Piano Street's Patrick Jovell was happy to get the chance to talk to the inspirational performer. Read more...
New Feature: Live Streamed Piano Recitals
With music venues on lock down across the world and many of us spending a lot more time at home, we can now enjoy the growing supply of concerts via live stream to watch from home on our TV, computer or smartphone. Piano Street has launced a new feature to help you keep track of upcoming livestreamed piano events. Watch the new ticker on our homepage! Read more...
World Piano Day 2020
Piano Day is an annual worldwide event which takes place on the 88th day of the year, honouring the 88 keys on a modern standard piano. Piano Day 2020 welcomes every piano lover to join the festivities. Read more...
Crash Course: How to Teach Piano Online
What you have been wondering and perhaps worrying about for many years is suddenly upon you. The question was if online piano lesson are worth it and if so, how to get started? Now there is no more time to ponder, this week you will be teaching all your piano students online! Read more...
193 Pieces by Liszt Added to Piano Street's Sheet Music Library
The latest addition to our already vast piano sheet music library almost doubles the number of pieces by Franz Liszt. Last week, we added 193 pieces by this multifaceted composer, taking a significant step towards our goal of publishing a complete library of the classical piano repertoire. Our Liszt section is now nearly complete, but more will follow - with this extremely productive and hard-working composer-pianist it's hard to know where to stop! Read more...
Coronavirus Etude - A New Viral Piano Piece
A classic viral piano piece, "Dusting the Piano" has finally got a follow-up. While Dusting the Piano should be managable for players of ABRSM grade 1 and suitable for performances during less critical times, the new Coronavirus Etude is more complex (around ABRSM grade 5) and aimed to be more effective against viruses. Read more...
How to Keep Your Piano Keys Clean from Viruses?
The current pandemic brings questions to the fore about how to eliminate the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms in our teaching or practicing spaces. One of the most burning ones is what can be done to sanitize or disinfect piano keys without harming them. Read more...
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Piano News Flash
Beethoven Changes Our Ears
New York Times chief classical critic took on the daunting Opus 110 in college and reflects on the "Masterpiece" description. Beethoven once told a publisher; "What is difficult is also beautiful and good." He wanted pianists to sweat. Read more at nytimes.com
The Immeasurable Beethoven
Beethoven was an innovator, prepared to take enormous musical risks to further his creative ambitions. Out of his experiences and sheer effort, Beethoven built on the music of the past to create the music of the future. Read more at cmuse.org
Yamaha's New Clavinova Series
Yamaha has just announced the Clavinova CLP700 series. Building on the highly acclaimed 600 Series, this new family features the latest in keyboard mechanics, sound modelling technology, and instrument voices. Read more at rhinegold.co.uk
The Latin American Rubinstein
In the early part of the 20th century, concert engagements in South America figured so prominently in Rubinstein's initial financial success that he referred to Latin America in the table of contents of My Many Years as "The Promised Land". Read more at orartswatch.org
More Lang Lang in Sports
Olympic torchbearer in London 2012 and artist at the 17th Asian Games in 2014, now Lang Lang has been appointed publicity ambassador of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Read more at insidethegames.biz
Piano Marathon from Sydney
From Thursday 23 July, 7.30pm (AEST) to Sunday 26 July, 60+ hour running webstream of the entire 2016 competition is presented on the homepage. You'll see every competitor, every round as well as fresh content from some of the 2016 laureates, the 2020 competitors and other friends and supporters. Read more at broadwayworld.com
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Most Popular Pieces
Piano Street Site Updates
15 January 2019:
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.

21 December 2018:
The premiere issue of the magazine about the world of piano competitions is available for free download at Piano Street.

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

19 april 2017:
New CD release by Op 111 Productions: "Alma Brasiliera" with pianist Paulo Steinberg.

25 november 2016:
13 Easy Pieces by Beethoven and Gurlitt.

18 February 2016:
New pieces with piano practice tips added to the line of Instructive Editions.

Upcoming livestreams
FREE livestream: 2020-07-08 18:00:00 GMT
Jessica Choe, Performance
From Seattle Symphony's series "Meet the Instrument": Piano. Listen at facebook.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-09 17:30:00 GMT
Yulianna Avdeeva, Performance
Avdeeva plays and discusses. Works by Bach and Schubert. Listen at facebook.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-09 18:00:00 GMT
Alexandre Kantorow a.o., Chamber Music
From "The Musical Encounters of Evian 2020". Alexandre Kantorow joins Liya Petrova, Antoine Tamestit and Bruno Philippe. Works by Debussy, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Listen at medici.tv
FREE livestream: 2020-07-10 16:00:00 GMT
Maxim Lando, Performance
Lang Lang Foundation ”Play It Forward”. Program to be announced. Listen at instagram.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-11 10:00:00 GMT
Piotr Pawlak, Performance
Chopin Institute presents artists performing at Chopin's birthplace Zelazowa Wola. Listen at facebook.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 00:00:00 GMT
Simone Dinnerstein, Performance
Dinnerstein performs in The Art of the Piano festival OnLive! Works by Schubert and Glass. Listen at artofthepiano.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 00:00:00 GMT
Emanuel Ax, Recital
"Great Performers in Recital" at Tanglewood. Works by Beethoven. Listen at bso.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 18:30:00 GMT
Hao Zi Yoh, Performance
Yoh performs in the Henley Festival Live Stream. Works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Listen at henley-festival.co.uk
FREE livestream: 2020-07-13 16:00:00 GMT
Miroslav Kultyshev, PIano Concerto
From Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Simonov. Program to be announced. Listen at meloman.ru
FREE livestream: 2020-07-16 15:00:00 GMT
Kalle Randalu, Piano Concerto
Opening Concert of Pärnu Music Festival. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with Estonian Festival Orchestra under Paavo Järvi.| Listen at parnumusicfestival.tv
FREE livestream: 2020-07-17 01:30:00 GMT
Jan Lisecki, Performance
From Colorado Virtual Music Festival. Cadenzas by Beethoven. Listen at coloradomusicfestival.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-17 17:00:00 GMT
Evgeny Kissin, Recital
Kissin performs in the Virtual Verbier Festival 2020. Program to be announced. Listen at verbierfestival.com

Latest Piano Albums
Boris Giltburg:
Beethoven Sonatas Vol. 1

Over the course of 2020 Boris Giltburg has set out to learn and film all 32 sonatas by Beethoven - a personal exploration, driven by a strong love of the sonatas he had already played, and a strong a wish to discover the remaining ones. The recordings presented in this album are those films, stripped of their visual element. They combine elements from a live performance with those of a studio recording, every movement being a single, uncut take.
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Niklas Sivelöv:
Sivelöv - Piano Concertos

Niklas Sivelöv’s wide-ranging repertoire includes approximately 50 piano concerti including five of his own. Apart from the concertos, his catalogue of works includes three symphonies, 24 Preludes for piano and several chamber music pieces. He is also a notable improviser: the CD Improvisational 1 won the prize for the best classical album at The Independent Music Awards.
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Alexandra Sostmann:
Bach, Byrd, Gibbons + contemporary

Alexandra Sostmann’s repertoire represents a broad stylistic spectrum that ranges from Baroque to Modern. Her artistic mission is draw attention to exciting links in music history, exploring the intricately interwoven paths of composers separated in time by several centuries.This particular selection is framed by the two magnificent Ricercars from Bach’s “Musical Offering”.
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David Simonacci:
Rinaldi - Lungo il viale

This new release showcases the original style of Giovanni Rinaldi, an pianist and composer of the 19th century who earned the nickname “the Italian Chopin”. His namesake and grandson, the famous film music composer Nino Rota (Nino being a diminutive of Giovanni), was very enthusiastic about his grandfather's music, and even sometimes chose to sign his name as Nino Rota-Rinaldi.
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