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Recent Articles & News

How can we approach and learn about period instruments? We think the best way would be to follow the path of a pianist who actually did and additionally, very successfully. We talked with the second prize winner and winner of the prize for best Polish participant of the 2nd International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments, pianist Piotr Pawlak. Read more
Winners of the 66th Grammy Awards are announced and pianist Yuja Wang was awarded the Best Classical Instrumental Solo – one of the leading classical categories – for her album “The American Project”, alongside conductor Teddy Abrams. Read more
It is easy to take piano playing and musicianship for granted but most people have experienced physical tension and strain while practicing. The American pianist, pedagogue, and researcher Dr. Kathleen Riley has spent many years developing a method called Optimal Performance, scanning pianists’ bodies using electrodes. In a Masterclass with students and pianist Garrick Ohlsson as test subjects at San Francisco International Piano Festival last fall, we get a chance to see how the method works in action. Read more
Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, a universally recognized profile for his Chopin research and lifelong dedication to teaching, graciously accepts to answer the questions of this interview for Cremona Musica, where he received the Cremona Music Award for Communication 2023. Read more
Pianist Paul Roberts’ latest book “Reading Franz Liszt” invites readers into Liszt’s world through an engaging examination of his most cherished compositions and the underlying literary works that influenced them. Exploring the depths of Franz Liszt’s legacy, Roberts presents a fresh perspective on the legendary composer, emphasizing his poetic sensitivity alongside his technical prowess. Read more
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Piano News Flash

Best Pieces for Prepared Piano
A prepared piano is a piano that has been altered temporarily by placing objects inside, between, or on the strings of the instrument. Hear pianist Hauschka's recommendations.
Read at classical-music.com
Pianists in Fashion
Lang Lang has a strong relationship with luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which also owns Dior and various other brands in the fashion, beauty, watches, jewelry, and wines and spirits industries.
Read at theviolinchannel.com
Balazs, Rach 2 and Cziffra
Janos Balazs discusses his exploration of Rachmaninoff, Hungarian gypsy music, and a new piano concerto by Peter Eotvos that honors his piano idol, Gyorgy Cziffra.
Read at gramophone.co.uk
Both Pianist and Composer
Amy Williams, whether composing or playing piano, considers herself primarily a chamber musician. Born in 1969, now a professor at University of Pittsburgh, she has focused on small-group pieces, often featuring the piano.
Read at google.com
Chopin's 214th Birthday
Poland has initiated a week-long series of events to celebrate the 214th birthday of composer Fryderyk Chopin. Exact birth date is uncertain, so anniversary festivities last 8 days. The composer's birth certificate lists Feb 22, family records suggest March 1.
Read at polskieradio.pl
Pianist Geniushene in Hawaii
Before her upcoming performances in Hawaii March 3 and 5, Anna Geniushene stopped by the studio for an interview. She discussed her preparation for The Cliburn, the impact of Russian pianist Heinrich Neuhaus, and her latest album "Berceuse".
Read at hawaiipublicradio.org
Glass is Still On
Seven prominent musicians reflect on the enduring legacy of minimalist composer Philip Glass and why the composer has stood the test of time.
Read at classical-music.com

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Livestream: 2024-03-20 19:30:00 GMT
Ethan Loch, Piano Concerto
From Poole's Centre for the Arts, Poole. Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Mark Wigglesworth. Listen at bsolive.com

Livestream: 2024-05-04 00:30:00 GMT
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From 92NY, New York City. Works by Bach, Ades, Beethoven and Schubert. Listen at 92ny.org

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Alexandre Kantorow, Piano Concerto
From Philharmonie Cologne. Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 5 with Gürzenich Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth. Listen at guerzenich-orchester.de

Latest Piano Albums


Rochelle Sennet:
Bach To Black – Suites for Piano, Vol. 3

Rochelle Sennet's continuing interest in performing works by Black composers in combination with the suites of Johann Sebastian Bach have resulted in a third volume of Bach to Black. The album contains world premiere recordings of suites by Adolphus Hailstork and James Lee III as well as Black women composers Margaret Bonds, Montague Ring, Nkeiru Okoye, and Betty Jackson King, as well as a suite by William Grant Still.
Listen on NML >

Nikita Mndoyants:
Prokofiev – Piano Sonatas 4 & 8, Scherzo

Nikita Mndoyants, Cleveland winner in 2016, devotes this recording to Prokofiev, bringing together the Fourth and Eighth Sonatas, as well as an arrangement of the scherzo from the Fifth Symphony. Mndoyants thus gives us a measure of the richness of a language that combines exceptional virtuosity, a sense of enchantment and biting irony.
Listen on NML >

Sofia Andreoli:
D'Indy – Piano Sonata, Magnard – Promenades

Any seeker of piano rarities and enthusiast for the likes of Alkan and Medtner will want to make the acquaintance of D’Indy’s Piano Sonata from 1907. Sofia Andreoli's pairing for this massive and innovative work is hardly less original: Albéric Magnard's Promenades, a suite of tone-pictures belonging to the heady world of French Wagnerism.
Listen on NML >

Konstantin Emelyanov:
Over Time – Rameau, Rachmaninoff, Bach

Konstantin Emelyanov's album weaves a tapestry of nostalgia for a Golden Age: in the pianist's words, "an epoch of eternal beauty and purity in which time itself has a completely different meaning". Rameau’s Suite in G functions as a type of prelude, Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a theme of Corelli form the central element, and Bach’s French suite in B minor is a postlude.
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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