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New Book: Women and the Piano by Susan Tomes

May 24th, 2024 in Articles by

Susan Tomes’ latest book is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of women pianists’ history, praised for its engaging storytelling, thorough research, and insightful analysis. The book combines historical narrative with Tomes’ personal insights as a performing female pianist. Piano Street: Dear Susan, we were so happy to talk with you after the release of your book “The Piano – A […]

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Master Teacher Christopher Elton – Never Ending Impetus

May 7th, 2024 in Articles by

With 50 years at the Royal Academy of Music and an international teaching career, Professor Christopher Elton has gained unique experience in how to coach accomplished artists. In this unique interview for Piano Street, Elton shares his insights and views on the big perspective. People within the professional piano community know his name, and most have heard his students on […]

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Lucas Debargue – A Matter of Life or Death

April 17th, 2024 in Articles by

Since Glenn Gould’s performances in Moscow in 1957 and Van Cliburn’s historic victory in the Tchaikovsky Competition the following year, at the height of the Cold War, no foreign pianist has attracted as much attention in Russia as Lucas Debargue. In 2015 he entered the famous competition in Moscow as a complete outsider, though he had only been studying the […]

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Does Rachmaninoff Touch Your Heart?

April 11th, 2024 in Articles by

Today, with smartwatches and everyday electronics, it is increasingly common to measure training results, heart rate, calorie consumption, and overall health. But monitoring heart rate of pianists and audience can reveal interesting insights on several other aspects within the musical field. We have previously written about Dr. Riley, who uses body scanning and heart rate to improve musicians’ playing, performance […]

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The Complete Piano Works of 15 Composers

April 4th, 2024 in Piano Street Site News by | 2 comments

Piano Street’s digital sheet music library is constantly growing. With the additions made during the past months, we now offer the complete solo piano works by fifteen of the most famous Classical, Romantic and Impressionist composers in the web’s most pianist friendly user interface. Last year, we implemented a new web design with improved composer pages. Now, when you visit […]

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International Piano Day 2024

March 28th, 2024 in Piano News by

Piano Day is an annual worldwide event that takes place on the 88th day of the year, which in 2024 is March 28. Established in 2015, it is now well known across the globe. Every year it provokes special concerts, onstage and online, as well as radio shows, podcasts, and playlists. Visa detta inlägg på Instagram Ett inlägg delat av […]

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Remembering the Great Maurizio Pollini

March 25th, 2024 in Piano News by | 8 comments

Legendary pianist Maurizio Pollini defined modern piano playing through a combination of virtuosity of the highest degree, a complete sense of musical purpose and commitment that works in complete control of the virtuosity. His passing was announced by Milan’s La Scala opera house on March 23. Between the 1970s and 90s, he launched various recordings with the Deutsche Grammophon label, […]

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Enfant Terrible or Childishly Innocent? – Prokofiev’s Complete Piano Works Now on Piano Street

March 13th, 2024 in Piano Street Site News by

In our ongoing quest to provide you with a complete library of classical piano sheet music, the works of Sergey Prokofiev have been our most recent focus. As one of the most distinctive and original musical voices from the first half of the 20th century, Prokofiev has an obvious spot on the list of top piano composers. Welcome to the […]

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Rhapsody in Blue – A Piece of American History at 100!

March 3rd, 2024 in Articles by

The centennial celebration of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has taken place with a bang and noise around the world. The renowned work of American classical music has become synonymous with the jazz age in America over the past century. Piano Street provides a quick overview of the acclaimed composition, including recommended performances and additional resources for reading and listening […]

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Driving an Old Car – The Art of Decoding Historical Instruments

February 27th, 2024 in Articles by

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. Piano Street […]

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Yuja Wang Wins Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo

February 6th, 2024 in Piano News by

Winners of the 66th Grammy Awards were announced yesterday 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. On collecting the award during the Premiere Ceremony, Teddy Abrams said: ”A huge congratulations to the incredible Yuja Wang, who’s soloed on […]

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Body and Intention – Tracking Down Musicians’ Health

February 2nd, 2024 in Articles by | 1 comment

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 […]

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