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As a collaborating partner Piano Street is proud to present the seventh issue of The World of Piano Competitions, 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
This concise pocketbook tries to answer students’ basic questions about how to practice, but also discusses in detail how to plan your practice time, whether you’re practicing 15 minutes or several hours per day. Andrew Eales is a long experienced piano teacher who also runs the popular blog pianodao.com. Patrick Jovell has talked to him about the new book. Read more
To celebrate our 20 years online, we have teamed up with a few carefully selected partners that share our goal of inspiring you to play and listen to great piano music. Today, on the World Piano Day, 29th March, each of the six partners have a generous gift waiting for you inside our membership area! Read more
The Piano Visions recital series at the Art Academy in Stockholm welcomed British Pianist Imogen Cooper for two recitals in November 2021. The program offered a glimpse into her earlier life, by including repertoire by Ravel and Liszt, which she worked on during her student years in Paris and Vienna. Read more
It is often difficult to understand the present even if you know your history, but watching Polanski’s movie “The Pianist” can at least help us to understand the greatness of music as an artform and that humanism can be found even in the darkest places and situations. Inspirational, educating and deeply touching it is indeed reflecting very important topics from the saddest sides of humanity. Read more
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10 January 2022:
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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:
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15 January 2021:
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Piano News Flash

The Recording Pianist
Pianist Richard Goode on recording. "It's a tricky balance between the forest and the trees, because you don't want to over-edit and break the flow of natural musicmaking."
Read at steinway.com
A Life in Music - A Retrospective
Donald Isler's book "Afterthoughts of a Pianist/Teacher", reflects on more than fifty years’ experience teaching, attending concerts, and living a professional life dedicated to music.
Read at iuniverse.com
Katsaris' Outlaw Ocean Music Project
Musicians and journalists are both storytellers. One uses sounds, the other leverages words. The Outlaw Ocean Music Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration of such creators.
Read at einnews.com
Ruth - A Living Piano History
Pianist Ruth Slenczynska, 97, talks about her new album "My Life In Music" which is a celebration of her remarkable life and career.
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The Eighteen Hour Piano Work
Pianist Ji Liu's "Sonata Fantasy, The Book of Moments" is acknowledged by Guinness World Record's as being the longest officially released instrumental work. It bridges the styles of contemporary, new classical and minimalism.
Read at pianistmagazine.com
Beethoven 32 Anxiety
Taking on the 32 Beethoven Sonatas live, pianist Jonathan Biss faced anxiety. "To play music of such staggering quality is a joy and a privilege. It is also, to be honest, a burden."
Read at washingtonpost.com
Andsnes Talks Mozart
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes discusses Mozart as the inventor of the piano concerto and the importance of his presence in Vienna.
Read at mahlerchamber.com

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Latest Piano Albums


Anna Górecka:
Górecki - Piano Works

Already as a young boy, Henryk Górecki immersed himself in the pianistic element, and composed numerous mazurkas, preludes and other miniatures. He continued to write for the instrument during his whole career, although he became better known for his orchestral and choral works. The performer here is his daughter Anna Górecka.
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Luisa Imorde:
Polychromie - Messiaen & Couperin

Luisa Imorde's new album juxtaposes Messiaen's eight Preludes with the eight Preludes from Couperin's L'art de toucher le clavecin. Music by two composers, two and a half centuries apart, who at first seem to have very little to do with each other and yet are revealed to have musical similarities.
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Can Çakmur:
Without Borders - Bartók, Mitropoulos, Saygun, Enescu

In the early modern era, folk music opened up possibilities in connection with the dissolution of tonality. Previously, folk music had often been used within a nationalist agenda, or to satisfy the Romantic longing for a rustic life. Can Çakmur's new album explores some Eastern European composers' unsentimental and internationalist responses to folk music.
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Danae Dörken:

The Odyssey has fascinated Danae Dörken from a very young age. Even as a child, the ancient Greek epic poem was read to her as a bedtime story by her grandparents. She knows the various stages of the journey inside out, and considers it a very current story. "I think we're going through a modern odyssey. That's what I want to show with this album."
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