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Mozart & Scriabin – Perfect as a Crystal

November 24th, 2022 in Albums by

On her debut album for the Naïve label, the Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva risks an unusual coupling: piano pieces by Mozart and Scriabin. In an interview, German magazine Pianist asked her what connects the two composers. – Ms Chochieva, on your new album you combine piano works by Scriabin with pieces by Mozart. How did you come up with this […]

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Variations on Nostalgia – Boris Berman Plays Brahms and Silvestrov

November 8th, 2022 in Albums by

In recent months, the 85-year-old Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov has received the world’s attention more than ever due to the ongoing war. Silvestrov’s piano music covers more than half a century, and it would be hard to find a better proponent for it than the composer’s longtime friend Boris Berman, whose coming album offers a panorama of the composer’s evolution. […]

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Avatar Piano Duet in Metaverse

November 2nd, 2022 in Articles by | 1 comment

Artistic research is an expanding sector at institutions worldwide. In a performance at Cremona Musica, pianist Giusy Caruso performed a “Contrapuntal dialogue between a pianist and her avatar in the Metaverse”. Piano Street had a chance to experience the performance and to talk to Caruso about her artistic research project. The pianist Giusy Caruso is a concert artist and academic […]

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Musical Revolutions – An Isacoff Exploration

October 14th, 2022 in Articles by | 1 comment

The new book “Musical Revolutions” encompasses nearly two millennia of Western music and investigates how the sounds of the Western World changed. Piano Street had a talk with its author, Stuart Isacoff, a performing pianist, prize-winning author and lecturer. In his latest book, Isacoff tells the exciting story of Western music’s evolution by investigating core questions like: From noise to […]

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Debussy’s Magical Sounds

October 12th, 2022 in Albums by

Esther Birringer has always been inspired by Debussy’s magical sounds and his extraordinary power to evoke dreamy atmospheres that allow you to escape time and space. Her new album contrasts rarely played works such as the Ballade, the Nocturne, and the brilliant Masques with some of Debussy’s most popular pieces. Do you remember when and how your fascination with Debussy […]

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