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Recent Articles & News

Piano Street presents a new version of its popular tool (first presented during the 2010 Competition) for navigating the hundreds of great performances taking place during the recent Chopin Competition on Period Instruments. Use our list of pieces and pianists to find and compare your personal favorites among this year’s 35 contestants. Read more
Following the success of the first International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments launched in Warsaw in 2018, the Chopin Institute invited the world to its second edition on 5 - 15 October 2023. Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell was present at the finals in Warsaw and had a chance to ask Chopin Institute’s Aleksander Laskowski a couple of questions in the grand hall of the National Philharmonic. Read more
Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard music is some of the most essential repertoire for pianists, although he lived before the era of the modern piano. And you don’t need to look any further than Piano Street: our library of sheet music by Bach – 250 pieces waiting to be explored – is now complete. Read more
The annual Cremona Musica’s 2023 edition did as always provide new grips of the concept being one of the most important music exhibitions in the world. As a member of Cremona Musica’s Media Lounge, Piano Street is steadily present and we are delighted to share some events from a pianistic point of view. Read more
Matti Raekallio is one of Finland’s best-known piano teachers, who taught at the Juilliard School in New York from 2007 until 2021. In this essay, shared by the Finnish music magazine Rondo Classic, he examines the condition and requirements of music education from that perspective. What does it take to get to the top? What does the influx of Asian musicians tell us? Read more
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Piano News Flash

Aimard's Bartok Top Scores
Particularly satisfying is the shared determination to cast off the inherited mahogany-dark tenor and associated pugnacious tropes that have bedevilled Bartok's piano concertos. The result is like hearing, revealingly, all three anew.
Read at limelightmagazine.com.au
Album on Square Piano
Pianist Jonathan Delbridge, has been giving performances using his 1814 Regency Period Broadwood Square Piano. Now he is recording an album. "I've always been interested in listening to pianos of the periods where composers were writing this music".
Read at bbc.com
A Rare Omni-Piano
Rather than just listening to a piano, this invention gave the people within earshot an experience quite similar to a live orchestra, with three self-playing violins in tune with a pianoforte.
Read at mymodernmet.com
Who Was Alkan?
Charles-Valentin Alkan was one of the most celebrated pianists of the nineteenth century, mentioned in the same breath as Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. He was also a most unusual composer, “remarkable in both technique and imagination".
Read at interlude.hk
"Pianoforte" NYC Premiere
Filmmaker Jakub Piatek focuses not just on the music, but the intense gravity bearing down on the young players. "Coaches critique. Parents overbear. And the players bend at the piano bench, spines slouching under this atmospheric weight..."
Read at pastemagazine.com
Stephen Hough's Piano Concerto
Pianist Sir Stephen Hough premieres his own Piano Concerto, "The World of Yesterday", in Utah in January, with the Utah Symphony and Sir Donald Runnicles.
Read at gramophone.co.uk
When is a Piano Dead?
When Devanney Haruta was working on her master's degree at Wesleyan University, she became fascinated by Australian composer Ross Bolleter's work with "ruined pianos".
Read at providencejournal.com

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Livestream: 2023-12-07 00:30:00 GMT
Conrad Tao & Oliver Herbert
From 92Y, New York City. Works by Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Strayhorn, Sondheim, Berlin and Arlen. Listen at 92y.org

FREE livestream: 2023-12-16 19:30:00 GMT
Boris Giltburg, Recital
From Wigmore Hall, London. Works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Listen at wigmore-hall.co.uk

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Martha Argerich, Piano Concerto
From Philharmonie, Berlin. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with Berliner Philharmoniker under Daniel Barenboim. Listen at digitalconcerthall.com

Latest Piano Albums


Jacopo Salvatori:
Lekeu – Complete Piano Works

Guillaume Lekeu was born in Belgium, but moved with his family to Paris where his early talent led him to meet César Franck, who adopted Lekeu as his last pupil in music. His life ended suddenly in 1894, at the age of 24, but luckily he was a prolific composer already as a teenager. Only a few of Lekeu's piano works have been published, but some have also survived in manuscript form.
Listen on NML >

Mirka Viitala:
Boulanger, Kaprálová

Mirka Viitala devotes this album to two exceptionally talented women, none of whom lived past the age of 25. Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) became the first female winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome when she was only 19. Vítezslava Kaprálová (1915-1940) is among the most important 20th-century Czech composers, with approximately 50 works to her credit; she was also one of the few female conductors of her time.
Listen on NML >

Mark Viner:
Alkan – Character Pieces & Grotesqueries

Mark Viner's survey of Charles-Valentin Alkan’s complete piano works is the first of its kind and expected to run to some 18 albums in length. So far, critics have been very impressed: A wonderful artistic case for an ultra-idiosyncratic idiom..a remarkable release in every aspect (BBC Music Magazine) …he’s up for whatever outrageous technical feats Alkan demands" (Fanfare)
Listen on NML >

See Siang Wong:
Beethoven Trilogy 3 – UnHEARD

The final part of See Siang Wong's exploration of Beethoven's lesser-known piano works brings together reconstructions and rarities based on fragments from the composer's sketchbooks, with the intention of illustrating Beethoven's creative power, breathing life into his unfulfilled visions. For example, the Piano Sonata op. 109 has been complemented with a number of new passages, completed from Beethoven's sketches by Jürg Wüttenbach.
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.