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Recent Articles & News
International Piano – May/June issue
From transcriptions by Liszt and Busoni to new commissions from her own contemporaries, the brilliant young French pianist Lise de la Salle tells IP how J S Bach has inspired her programming across three centuries of piano repertoire; the revolutionary role of the piano in the French protests of 1968; and do technical terms deter listeners? Read more...
Mozart Affinity Embracing Domenico Scarlatti
Federico Colli just released his first album of sixteen Scarlatti Piano Sonatas on Chandos Records. Colli has emerged as one of the most interesting pianists of his generation after victories in the Salzburg Mozart Competition and the 2012 edition of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Read more...
Piano Street at Musikmesse in Frankfurt 2018
This April, Piano Street will be exhibiting at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. The exhibition will take place at the Messe Frankfurt Convention Centre and is the world’s biggest trade show for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing. Piano Street will be showing the digital services available for individuals and for institutions. Read more...
Documentary: In the Footsteps of Debussy
Warner Classics has recently contributed to both a distant and a close look on Claude Debussy. Their 33-disc set aims to include everything Debussy wrote, from his earliest compositions of 1879-80 to the late sonatas composed during the first world war. As a part of the project Warner Classics has produced a three-part documentary series named ”In the Footsteps of Debussy”. Read more...
A Debussy 100 Tribute
The great French composer Achille-Claude Debussy died 100 years ago, on March 25 in Paris. Debussy is considered one of the fathers of modern music and the most influential of all French composers. From Debussy’s Suite bergamasque, Clair de lune has emerged as the most beloved and appreciated piece of the suite appreciated by pianists on all levels. From the beautiful interiors of Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, Rome we hear Italian pianist Alessandra Ammara play the piece. Read more...
International Piano – March/April issue
Pianistic polymath Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings a spirit of adventure to Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux; Paul Roberts explores Debussy’s fascination with visual imagery in the composer’s centenary year; IP celebrates the 80th birthday of virtuoso and activist Frederic Rzewski; and rare treats at Husum’s annual piano festival in northern Germany. Read more...
The Whole Picture Through the Debussy Lense
Numerous pianists and concert goers around the world are living the ”Debussy 100” this year. We speak to he Swedish/Polish international pianist and London resident Peter Jablonski - one of the French master´s current explorers. Read more...
Pianist Magazine Celebrates 100 Issues
Not only Claude Debussy and Leonard Bernstein celebrate centennials this year, but also the London based Pianist Magazine which celebrated its 100th issue on January 26. Pianist Magazine is one of the most widespread and appreciated sources in the international piano world today. We called the magazine’s editor Erica Worth not only to congratulate, but also to ask her a couple of questions. Read more...
Piano News Flash
2018-05-24
Old Betsy?
No, it's not an ancient shotgun. It's an old piano. Emerich Bétsy built customized pianos for two decades in the middle of the 19th century, and very, very few of them still exist. Part of their charm is that no two keyboards have the same height because they were customized for their owners. Read more at wiltsglosstandard.co.uk
2018-05-23
Lonely Musical Sentinels
Ask any musician about seeing an abandoned piano. The sight often evokes sadness or longing. Other times, it spurs questions like, "I wonder who sat on the bench and played this instrument"? Any way you approach the topic, its effect is both powerful and visceral. Read more at worldpianonews.com
2018-05-25
The Intricacies of Owning a Piano
They consist of more wood than the average armoire. They can be both instrument and furniture. In many cases, they can be an artwork unto themselves. When buying one, people must be aware of not only the space required and style preferred but also of what is entailed in upkeep and the moving of the piano when necessary. Read more at irishtimes.com
2018-05-22
Musical Drama at Its Best
Maurizio Pollini, he of the polished-jewel technique, relied on that technique to provide an incomparable recital that focuses on the waxing and waning of the drama within the music. When one has such technical command, one doesn't need even to think about the notes: They just happen. Read more at newyorker.com
2018-05-21
A Momentous Anniversary
Imagine meeting Beethoven and presenting him with a piano. Two centuries ago, that's just what Thomas Broadwood did. What resulted were the final sonatas of Beethoven's monumental collection. This year, celebrations commemorating that meeting will take place all across the world. Read more at rhinegold.co.uk
2018-05-20
Marc-Andre Hamelin Reaches The Pinnacle
If there were a pianists' hall of fame, names like Ax, Perahia, and Hough would be shoe-ins. Now that Marc-André Hamelin has earned the Gimbel Lane Prize, he joins their rarefied air. Read more at northwestern.edu
2018-05-19
Dinnerstein, Bach, and Glass: A Schubertian Trio?
Some musicians can do crazy things and seem completely natural while doing them. Simone Dinnerstein is like that. Imagine playing both Bach and Glass with an interpretive style that would seem right at home at Schubert's Stammtisch in Vienna. It's almost as nutty as something Gould would do, but Dinnerstein makes it work. Read more at npr.org
2018-05-18
The Cutting Edge
When Cristofori, who celebrated a birthday this week, first designed the piano in 1700, it was something new and extraordinary. Tricia Dawn Williams continues that commitment to the "new and exciting" by crafting concerts that embody multiple media and focus on groundbreaking pieces and techniques from the last 100 years. Read more at timesofmalta.com
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Piano Street Site Updates
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.

29 July 2016:
New pieces added to the line of Instructive Editions.

18 February 2016:
New pieces added to the line of Instructive Editions.

18 February 2016:
Piano Street at the Music Education Expo 2016.

12 February 2016:
Six more composers added to the Audiovisual Study Tool



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