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Recent Articles & News

Performing Ligeti’s complete Etudes is a challenge for any pianist. Young pianist Han Chen has received both attention and glowing reviews for his recording of the entire set for Naxos. We had the opportunity to speak with the pianist after his impressive recital at the Piano Experience in Cremona last fall. Read more
Susan Tomes' latest book is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of women pianists’ history, praised for its engaging storytelling, thorough research, and insightful analysis. The book combines historical narrative with Tomes' personal insights as a performing female pianist. Read more
With 50 years at the Royal Academy of Music and an international teaching career, Professor Christopher Elton has gained unique experience in how to coach accomplished artists. In this unique interview for Piano Street, Elton shares his insights and views on the big perspective. Read more
Pianist Lucas Debargue recently recorded the complete piano works of Gabriel Fauré on the Opus 102, a very special grand piano by Stephen Paulello. Eric Schoones from the German/Dutch magazine PIANIST had a conversation with him. Read more
Today, with smartwatches and everyday electronics, it is increasingly common to measure training results, heart rate, calorie consumption, and overall health. But monitoring heart rate of pianists and audience can reveal interesting insights on several other aspects within the musical field. Read more
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Piano News Flash

Chopin's Travels - Now as E-Book
Henryk F. Nowaczyk, a history enthusiast, dedicated his research to Chopin's biography, focusing on lesser-known, understudied aspects. He combed archives for source materials, meticulously reconstructing forgotten events and shedding light on enigmatic episodes through his meticulous deciphering of the composer's correspondence.
Read at legimi.pl
A Yunchan Lim Crash Course
Yunchan Lim, a prodigious South Korean pianist, was born on March 20, 2004. In 2022, he made headlines worldwide when he achieved a remarkable feat, becoming the youngest person to ever win the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at the age of 18.
Read at classical-music.com
Abduraimov's Busy Life
As the Artist in Residence at the International Center for Music in Kansas City, Behzod Abduraimov has been busy with his duties at Park University, delivering concerts and talks. Despite his primary base in Kansas City, Behzod has traveled extensively, performing on five continents this year alone, with his concert schedule becoming increasingly packed.
Read at interlude.hk
Risser's Prepared Piano
Renowned French composer and improviser Eva Rissner takes the stage solo on prepared upright piano, or with the Red Desert Orchestra, a dynamic unit that can swell to impressive size. Her affinity for prepared piano is evident, with a unique approach that sets her apart from others who explore this sonic territory.
Read at brooklynrail.org
Uchida's Zen Spirit at Ojai
The Ojai air may be intoxicating, but the Uchida effect can only be described as transcendent. Like a zen master, she effortlessly reconciles reality with her art, transforming harshness into harmony. The promised livestreams will be a testament to this extraordinary union.
Read at latimes.com
Piano Playing to New Heights
Zoltan Thurzo, a double Guinness World Record holder from Oradea, achieved a new feat on June 12, playing the piano at the highest altitude paved road in the world, Umling La Pass in India's Ladakh region, at an altitude of 5,798.51 meters.
Read at romania-insider.com
Painted Pianos Bringing People Together
From around the globe, artists, musicians, and performers converged on New York City to participate in the "Sing for Hope" initiative, a public piano program that aims to bring pianos to the masses and showcase the talents of local creatives.
Read at cgtn.com

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Latest Piano Albums


Aurélien Pontier:
Vienna - Joyful Apocalypse

This album is dedicated to the last years of Imperial Vienna, and is dominated by waltzes such as virtuoso Strauss transcriptions and Ravel's La Valse. “A veritable musical metaphor for the suicide of Europe that was the Great War, both apotheosis and apocalypse. We also hear evocations of Schubert, Liszt, Mahler and Kreisler, all imbued with a kind of nostalgia that belongs only to this mythical city.”
Listen on NML >

Kun-Woo Paik:
Mozart – Piano Works 1

Pianist Kun-woo Paik has released his first-ever Mozart album, the first part of a planned trilogy. Featuring Sonatas 12 & 16 and several other works, it marks a significant departure from Paik's usual repertoire, as he has never recorded Mozart before despite a 68-year-long career, and an extensive discography of more than 30 albums.
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Reed Tetzloff:
Beethoven – Piano Concertos 4 & 5

"The impossibly tender solo piano opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto has haunted me from my childhood. I immediately knew that G major chord was different: within its introspection lay a power that could calm the whole world... I came to the Fifth Concerto later in life, but it occupies an equally special place in my heart… Here is a vast drama, where the valiant soloist singularly leads the orchestra into battle." (Reed Tetzloff)
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Vardan Mamikonian:
Invitation à la Danse

Vardan Mamikonian devotes this album to pieces linked to the art of dance from different eras and cultures. "Dance has always been a source of entertainment and joy, but it can also represent more sombre occasions, with pomp and grandeur. The Chaconne, for example, has become both tragic and sublime over time... Chopin's Mazurkas can be rustic and folkloric, haunting or lyrical, even dramatic. In short, dance can express diametric opposites and unite those opposites at the same time."
Listen on NML >

Piano Street Site Updates

17 November 2023:
The sheet music library now contains the complete solo keyboard pieces by J. S. Bach.

12 September 2023:
Rachmaninoff's complete piano works are now available in our sheet music library.

26 January 2023:
The complete piano works of 12 composers are now available in our sheet music library.

1 February 2022:
We celebrate 20 years online with an updated webdesign of pianostreet.com and a special bonus package for all our memebers!

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.

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