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Recent Articles & News

“When I play with the Berliner Philharmoniker, I feel even more inspired.” Kissin said in an interview for the Digital concert Hall. This weekend, he and the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 together under the direction of Fabio Luisi. Piano Street's members are invited to watch the livestream. Read more
Piano Street celebrates Rachmaninoff’s 150-year anniversary by providing digital sheet music for his complete piano works. Browse the new scores and immerse yourself in a world of technical fireworks, profound emotion, and a uniquely rich harmonic language! Read more
For the nineteenth time Warsaw invited the world to the annual festival ”Chopin and His Europe”. Altogether, soloists, world-famous orchestras and ensembles were giving as many as 23 concerts. Some of the artists also appeared in concerts on period instruments. Or what about Chopin’s second piano concerto in a version for guitar and orchestra? Read more
Summer means vacation time and for many also traveling places. There are countless opportunities to enjoy wonderful music during summer festivals or embark on thrilling visits to historical venues that our esteemed composers and musicians once frequented. While on vacation in Mallorca, Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell took a quick visit to Frédéric Chopin’s Valldemossa. Read more
The Harvard professor Robert Levin is considered to be one of the most important Mozart researchers of our time. Now he has recorded Mozart’s piano sonatas on the composer’s own instrument. Mario-Felix Vogt from the German/Dutch magazine PIANIST spoke with him about ornamentation, knee pedals and the influence of C.P.E. Bach. Read more
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Piano News Flash

The 2023 Gramophone Classical Music Awards
The 2023 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony will take place on October 4 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
Read at gramophone.co.uk
Meet Pianist Terrence Wilson
Between teaching duties at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he was appointed to the piano faculty in 2021, and his relentless schedule as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Wilson is taking on more than ever in his latest season.
Read at sfcv.org
Gavrylyuk on Tchaikovsky 1
"There's a lot of struggle in Tchaikovsky's music," says Gavrylyuk. "A struggle between openness and fragility, between darkness and euphoria, humour and sadness and tragedy and resilience."
Read at limelightmagazine.com
Pianist Uchida's Open Mind
Mitsuko Uchida discusses Schumann as a weirdo, tempo as translation, the difficulty of Mozart and the transcendence of late Schubert.
Read at steinway.com
London Piano Festival
The annual event London Piano Festival, October 5-8, at which pianists Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva invite pianists to join them in solo recitals, four-handers and whatever else keyboard players do. Check out the programs with special guests like Danny Driver and Vadim Kholodenko, plus a celebration focus on Ligeti and Rachmaninov.
Read at kingsplace.co.uk
Major Fire at Boesendorfer's
The apparent destruction of much of the Boesendorfer archive is a significant loss for the company and the music world as a whole. The archive contained valuable documents and artefacts related to the company's history and the piano-making process.
Read at worldpianonews.com
The Rather Unknown Pianist's Pianist
Clara Haskil's career really began taking off after World War II when she was in her fifties. She made her first album for the Decca label in 1947, recording the fourth Beethoven piano concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. During this time, she was known to ask modestly, "Why does everyone want to hear me suddenly?".
Read at interlude.hk

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Upcoming livestreams

Livestream: 2023-10-09 12:00:00 GMT
Wayne Marshall, Recital
From Wigmore Hall, London. Audience members are invited to come along with suggestions – a number of which will be selected one at a time for the artist to improvise on. Listen at wigmore-hall.co.uk

FREE livestream: 2023-10-12 00:00:00 GMT
Martin Helmchen, Piano Concerto
From Stockholm Concert Hall. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Alan Gilbert. Listen at .konserthuset.se

Livestream: 2023-11-08 18:30:00 GMT
Alexander Malofeev, Recital
From Poole's Centre for the Art. Works by Bach, Scriabin, Wagner and Rachmaninoff. Listen at bsolive.com

Latest Piano Albums


Cordelia Williams:
Cascade – Beethoven, Prokofiev, Schumann

Cascade celebrates the depth and intensity of the smallest forms. Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives is a variegated collection of 20 miniatures with hints of Chopin, Scriabin and Shostakovich. Schumann’s Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), his last major cycle for solo piano, conjures an enchanted landscape. Early and late Beethoven bookend the programme.
Listen on NML >

Philippe Bianconi:
Ravel – Complete Piano Works

Philippe Bianconi first recorded Ravel’s piano music some thirty years ago. "It still moves me as much as ever, and at the same time I realise how far my view of this music has progressed. This new recording has made the connection I have always had with Ravel’s works stronger and more personal. I’ve rediscovered my delight in the Ravelian sound-world, but I’ve also come to grips with the darker side of his music."
Listen on NML >

Yekwon Sunwoo:
Rachmaninoff. A Reflection

Yekwon Sunwoo played Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto when he became the first Korean to win the top prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017. “It was also through Rachmaninoff’s pieces that I first truly learned how to listen to music and express myself musically… I wanted to include the word ‘reflection’ in the album title because this album is, in some ways, a way for me to look back on myself.”
Listen on NML >

Vanessa Benelli Mosell:

Vanessa Benelli Mosell presents 300 years of Italian piano music. Starting in the early 18th century with Scarlatti's Sonata K 141, she arrives in 2015 with Ezio Bosso's piece Emily's room. On the way there are many tributes to Italian composers, including several who are famous for other things than their piano music, such as Puccini, Verdi, Respighi, Morricone, Rota and others.
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.