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Last year, the completely new Pleyel instruments from the Algam company, which bought the brand in 2007, was presented to distributors. For the first time since Pleyel was founded in 1807, its pianos are made outside Europe. Read more
Zlata Chochieva, famous for her recording of the complete Chopin Etudes, commented that violinist Augustin Hadelich’s performance of a Nocturne on the violin was ‘the most beautiful Chopin’ she ever heard. In this interview, Hadelich, who happens to be an excellent pianist as well, talks about his love for the violin and the piano. Read more
The final round of the postponed Van Cliburn Competition 2021 kicks off today. The six finalists perform two concertos each with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop. Read more
Klára Würtz has lived with The Goldberg Variations in the back of her head for years but never took the step putting it on her repertoire. But a combination of the pandemic along with an eye-opening musician colleauge’s organ version recording made her change her mind. Piano Street talked to Würtz about this monumental work and what inspired her decide to record it for PIANO Classics. Read more
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
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Piano News Flash

Tanglewood, Ohlsson and Complete Brahms
After featuring pianist Paul Lewis performing all Beethoven's Piano Concertos last month, Garrick Ohlsson will take center stage Tanglewood this month to perform all of Brahms' solo piano works.
Read at masslive.com
Maria Yudina - Pianist During Stalin
Elizabeth Wilson's book "Playing with Fire: The Story of Maria Yudina, Pianist in Stalin's Russia" tells the amazing story about a unique musician surviving the cultural terror of the Soviet regime.
Read at lareviewofbooks.org
Enjoy Paris in La Jolla
La Jolla's SummerFest's "Weekend in Paris" concerts recreate French salon music traditions with pianists Imogen Cooper, Inon Barnatan, Joyce Yang and Francesco Piemontesi.
Read at lajollalight.com
O'Conor at 75 and Beethoven
Birthday celebrating pianist John O'Conor joined RTE Arena studio to talk about his personal landmark, and what promises to be a very memorable concert.
Read at rte.ie
Moore on Rzewski
Pianist Lisa Moore's husband commissioned a piece by the late Frederic Rzewski for her 60th birthday. The work "Amoramaro" is now recorded and appears on a new album titled; "Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around,"
Read at nytimes.com
Painter Kandinsky's Strong Musical Influences
Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky's musical influences, guided the painter's pursuit of art that reveals a mystical, inner truth. Take a sonic gallery walk!
Read at hyperallergic.com
A Talk with Recovering Keith Jarrett
NPR shares a recent interview with the recovering legend Keith Jarrett. "Yeah, I sit down at the piano. Last couple of days, I was there every day. I don't get much back from my right hand, though."
Read at npr.org

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Latest Piano Albums


Schaghajegh Nosrati:
Bach – The Well-Tempered Clavier I

András Schiff has praised the “astonishing clarity, purity, and maturity” of Schaghajegh Nosrati's musical approach, particularly reflected in her renditions of Bach. This is her fifth album, and the fourth devoted to the German Master of Preludes and Fugues. As chance would have it, this CD’s release coincides with the 300th anniversary of the first volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier.
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Alexander Gadjiev:
Prokofiev & Tcherepnin

At the 2021 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Alexander Gadjiev not only won Second Prize, but also the prestigious “Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a Chopin Sonata”. This album features brief pieces from collections by Prokofiev and father and son Tcherepnin. "For me it’s like a journey without a chronology: I just wanted to choose an interesting itinerary."
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Patricia Pagny:
Impressions Nocturnes

Tender or troubled, dark or starlit, the night has long been a source of artistic creativity. Twentieth-century France was certainly one of the countries that developed this theme most, which is shown on this CD with night pieces by famous composers like Debussy and Fauré, but also with lesser known works by Georges Migot, Jean-Jacques Werner and Georges Auric.
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Julia Kociuban:
Polish Polonaises

On this album, Julia Kociuban goes beyond Chopin and explores the musical genre that totally took over Polish salon life at the beginning of the 19th century. At the threshold of Romanticism, this musical showcase of Polishness coincided with the rapidly growing dominance of the piano, as a result of which, until 1815, Polonaises constituted as much as 96 percent of dance pieces for piano published in Warsaw!
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