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News

2018-09-02 14:00:00
LIVE NOW: Another International Chopin Competition — on Period Instruments
The event started on 2 September, and thirty pianists aged 18 to 34 have played in the first round. They are playing on pianos from the collections of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (Erards, Pleyels, and Broadwoods from the mid 19th century), as well as originals and copies of period instruments brought in by European restorers and collectors.

2018-08-08 00:00:00
Follow The Leeds International Piano Competition Online
Audiences can now enjoy the First Round performances of the 24 competitors who were selected from among 68 First Round pianists to go through to the next round in Leeds in September. Their progress can then be followed through 8 days of free live webcasts of the final rounds in Leeds between 6 to 15 September.

2018-06-23 00:00:00
The ABRSM 2019 & 2020 Going for Variety
The new 2019 & 2020 piano syllabus along with Piano Exam Pieces (grades 1-8) is released and promises 100% refreshed repertoire.

2018-05-23 00:00:00
Comfort and Beauty – Rethinking the Piano Bench


2018-05-15 00:00:00
International Piano – May/June issue
From transcriptions by Liszt and Busoni to new commissions from her own contemporaries, the brilliant young French pianist Lise de la Salle tells IP how J S Bach has inspired her programming across three centuries of piano repertoire; the revolutionary role of the piano in the French protests of 1968; and do technical terms deter listeners?

2018-03-04 00:00:00
International Piano – March/April issue


2018-01-31 00:00:00
Pianist Magazine Celebrates 100 Issues


2018-01-16 00:00:00
The Art of Cultivation – A Music and Friendship Bootcamp for Young Pianists
On the shores of Lake Maggiore, in the municipality of Laveno-Mombello, stands Villa Caterina, a very special house with very special guests. Here they all meet and study: PianoFriends, a musical association founded by Vincenzo Balzani and Catia Iglesias. The aim is perfecting the musical training of piano talents and to offer them multiple opportunities to perform in concert.

2017-06-21 00:00:00
Mozart Can Tell the Difference


2017-06-07 00:00:00
What’s New in The Cliburn 2017?


2017-03-08 18:00:00
Belated London Premiere for Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel on International Women’s Day


2017-01-05 19:18:51
Congratulations Maurizio Pollini 75!
On January 5th the Italian pianist celebrated his 75th birthday. Countless, celebrated concert performances are behind him along with awards and recordings. Piano Street congratulates one of the great pianists of our time and shares a lovely filmed portrait on his life.

2016-10-27 08:23:30
Murray Perahia’s Major Transfer


2016-10-10 08:45:47
Italian and International Excellence in Cremona
Piano Street visited Cremona last weekend to meet with Italian and international pianists and piano brand representatives at the Piano Experience.

2016-02-18 15:26:12
Google Builds One-Tone Piano


2016-02-12 13:12:40
Visit Piano Street at Music Education Expo 2016 in London!
Music Education Expo is the one event in the year when thousands of people involved in music education come together to share ideas and celebrate good practice. Piano Street will present new educational material at stand J16 at the exhibition. We hope to see you there!

2016-01-21 11:01:29
The 2015 Nobel Prize Concert Featured Daniil Trifonov


2015-12-22 21:08:23
250 New Piano Pieces for Beethoven Premiering in Bonn
As a part of the world teaming up for the great Beethoven anniversary celebration in 2020, German and Bonn based pianist Susanne Kessel has invited composers from all over the world to write a piano piece for Ludwig van Beethoven.

2015-10-20 21:23:56
Warsaw: The Most Influential Piano Competition Enters Its Grand Finale
Every five years the whole pianistic world moves to Warsaw and the International Chopin Piano Competition. Watch the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition live or in replay on YouTube and discover the piano stars of tomorrow.

2015-04-07 19:27:25
World’s biggest piano helps funding an even bigger piano


2014-12-31 12:58:36
Happy New Year! Top Picks of 2014


2014-12-09 12:21:50
Hear Daniil Trifonov live from Carnegie Hall!
Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical stardom. Today, Medici TV offers the chance to watch a streaming live performance on their website and also up to 90 days after the event.

2014-10-07 10:21:02
A Major Mozart Discovery
Four pages from Mozart's original manuscript for the Piano Sonata in A major, K 331 (whose last movement is the well-known "Turkish March") has been found in Budapest. There are many interesting details to consider in terms of slurs, dynamics and even some occasional notes that differs from the first published edition.

2014-05-08 08:53:15
The TransAcoustic Piano – Silent Piano Technology Taken One Step Further
While the Silent Piano concept is essentially two different instruments, an acoustic and a digital piano built in one unit, Yamaha has now brought the concepts together combining the two worlds in an attempt to create a completely new kind of experience.

2013-12-03 14:50:19
Pleyel Turns the Last Page?


2013-11-05 10:20:47
Pianist Lang Lang appointed UN Messenger of Peace
Ever since he founded the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in 2008, Mr. Lang has committed himself to raising the level of music education to a higher level. Capitalizing on the popularity of the pianist Lang Lang, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on October 28 designated the world-renowned Chinese as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on global education.

2013-11-02 11:58:03
Samsung Smashes Haydn in Gothenburg


2013-10-14 10:33:10
Steinway Update: Code Name “Edelweiss” Outbid by a True Piano Lover
The calculation was apparently rather simple for the new owner - he loves Steinway's pianos, so why not buy the whole company? We suggest that next step for the new owner, John Paulson, would be to learn to play his pianos.

2013-04-05 11:25:34
Breaking News: Mysterious Mozart Cadenza Identified!


2013-03-27 12:08:08
Piano Street at the Music Education Expo 2013 in London
The first event of its kind ever in the UK, Music Education Expo took place at the Barbican Centre in London on 20-21 March 2013, hosting over 3000 visitors and 120 exhibitors.Piano Street was there to show the latest features, such as the Audiovisual Study Tool (AST) as well as other new features.

2012-09-05 10:58:50
Imagine Owning a Part of Music History


2012-04-11 13:19:59
Another Reason to Keep the Piano Lid Open


2012-03-29 19:21:09
Mr. Taylor’s Double Vision


2012-03-25 18:09:34
New Piano Piece by Mozart!


2012-01-25 17:33:16
New Piano Piece by Brahms Discovered in $158,500 Album - Free Piano Score
A piano score of the recently discovered piano piece by Johannes Brahms, Albumblatt in A minor, has been published in an Urtext edition. Download, print and play!

2011-01-30 07:09:33
The Pollini Project – charting the development of piano music from Bach to Boulez


2010-10-22 14:06:18
Steinway & Sons Announces New Record Label
Steinway & Sons recently announced the launch of its new record label. The first release on this label, Bach On A Steinway, features keyboard masterworks by J. S. Bach as performed by pianist Jeffrey Biegel, whose extensive embellishments and ornaments in a Baroque style give the recording a unique flavor.

2010-09-17 11:55:00
Looking for Sources?
The Juilliard Manuscript Collection may be viewed by an unlimited number of performers, scholars, and music-lovers worldwide. Forty-two composers are represented in the online presentation of the Juilliard Manuscript Collection.

2010-08-24 08:41:42
Bocconcini was not a Composer


2010-08-10 19:27:30
Piano Played by Mozart Discovered in Germany
An early piano believed to have been played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has surfaced in Germany and could be worth millions of euros, a radio station reported.

2010-07-26 13:03:57
The Future of the Recording Industry: Is There One?
The record label Naxos has gone from budget outsider to industry leader in its 20-plus years of existence. But what does the future hold for any record label at a time when CD sales are plummeting and downloads are stagnant?

2010-05-19 21:07:39
Chopin iPhone App features New Recordings
The Chopin Project announced the initial release of 20 exclusive new recordings, including many Chopin rarities via The Chopin Project iPhone App.

2010-05-07 06:48:29
Joining the Dots – New Sight Reading Material
ABRSM presents a new book series for students. Joining the Dots offers pianists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading.

2010-04-29 21:45:07
Volcano Brought Chopin to Orange County


2009-11-15 15:45:08
First Woman to Win the Leeds Piano Competition


2008-11-05 12:46:22
A Bösendorfer Grand by Porsche?


2008-09-18 11:40:15
New Mozart Piece Found in France
A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart. The melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as an important find.

Interviews

2018-08-24 00:00:00
The Art of Visionary Discovery – Interview with Enrico Pompili


2018-05-28 09:00:00
Zlata Chochieva: As an artist, you have to be unique
Zlata Chochieva is a unique pianist of the highest calibre. From Salzburg, where she lives and teaches at the Mozarteum, she enchants music-lovers all over the world with her exceptional artistry, combining natural musical expression with outstanding and self-evident technical ability.

2018-03-16 00:00:00
The Whole Picture Through the Debussy Lense


2017-01-31 11:23:00
Immersed in Mozart – Roberto Prosseda on Recording the Early Sonatas


2016-12-28 11:10:50
Piano Music to Cleanse the Soul – Pietro De Maria on Bach’s 48


2016-07-29 13:51:15
Elisabeth Leonskaja In Conversation


2016-03-24 16:12:33
Valentina Lisitsa on Searching for the Rachmaninoff Affinity


2015-03-02 13:57:00
How to Prepare for a Piano Competition – an Interview with Mariam Batsashvili


2014-12-16 12:08:24
Kathleen Supové Redefining the Pianist as Art


2014-08-28 13:13:18
Kissin Breathing Fresh Air


2014-06-13 19:10:49
Simplicity Meets Complexity in Denk’s Piano Boot Camp


2013-06-27 09:19:46
Master Technician Peter Salisbury on Piano Sound and the Magic Ingredient in Quality Grands


2013-04-12 13:13:25
Hannes Minnaar: The Path to Becoming a Concert Pianist
In part two of the three-part special on building a career as a professional pianist, Piano Street's guest writer Alexander Buskermolen spoke with Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar about his education, vision on personal musical development, and the challenges he faces as an international performer.

2013-03-29 17:11:27
The Case of Ravel
In this exclusive interview pianist Paul Roberts talks about his new book Reflections and the search for pathways into the core of musical interpretation.

2012-10-31 14:38:27
Enter a World of Musical Sculptures
Music visualization, as a tool for multisensory learning, often occurs in pedagogical discussions. Piano Street got the chance to talk to audio visual artist Andy Fillebrown about his Musical Sculptures.

2010-09-24 08:45:59
Exciting Time Travels – Exclusive Interview with Ronald Brautigam


2009-02-12 20:45:29
Pianist Gloria Cheng Wins Grammy


Features

2018-03-25 00:00:00
A Debussy 100 Tribute


2017-12-20 07:00:00
A Glimmering Christmas Celebration from Kennedy Center


2017-04-03 00:00:00
Now is the Hour by Christopher Norton


2017-01-01 13:51:34
Top Picks of 2016


2016-12-29 20:26:00
New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Berlin Philharmonie – LIVE STREAM


2016-11-18 11:09:18
Beauty and Hope in the 21st Century


2015-07-16 15:41:38
Famous Composers Alive and Just a Click Away
That a recording exists of the voice of Tchaikovsky tantalizes the imagination. If there is a Tchaikovsky recording on an Edison cylinder, might there not also be, hidden away in a dusty shoebox in an attic somewhere, another cylinder with Liszt at the piano?

2015-04-24 10:10:29
Chopin is more popular than football – at least in Warsaw


2015-03-20 17:31:38
Why is Debussy’s Clair de lune the most downloaded piece?


2015-01-21 11:59:43
Minimalist Philip Glass sought to maximize his piano-playing potential
The journey he began in 1994 covered the following 19 years, and, during that time, he composed each of the chronologically numbered etudes he intended to use to make himself better at the keyboard. Pianist Maki Namekawa has now become the second artist to record these remarkably disparate works.

2015-01-07 17:08:39
Behind the Scenes of the Piano Puzzler
So, what is a Piano Puzzler? On the air every week, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. In this video we get behind the scenes and learn the core secrets behind the construction of a Puzzler.

2014-07-30 12:34:07
Reader Poll: Do you like classical music with jazz influences?
Since the early 20th century, jazz always had a significant impact on classical music and classical pianists. Composers found the rhythms, the blue quality in melody and harmony, as well as the spontaneous improvisation immensely fascinating and irresistibly modern.

2014-05-11 08:50:34
The Creative Dance of Imagination – Tango for Two


2014-03-04 15:34:59
Piano Vintage – Italian Excellence Bringing Old Steinways Back to Life


2014-02-14 13:42:56
TAKE YOUR SEAT! Hear Mitsuko Uchida Play Mozart Live with the Berliner Philharmoniker
Thanks to a collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall, all Piano Street members can enjoy free access for 48 hours to the Digital Concert Hall. Log in to your Piano Street account to get your free voucher code which gives you instant access to the Digital Concert Hall. Take the opportunity to hear a live concert with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and to access all concerts in the archive!

2013-12-31 14:50:18
Top Picks of 2013


2013-11-26 18:19:30
Pianos for People


2013-08-13 13:18:37
The Music’s Secret Language


2013-03-12 09:31:57
FLAC — Better than MP3 for Classical Piano Music?
Piano Street talks FLAC with George Olvik, CEO at eClassical. Should you choose the FLAC-format instead of a MP3?

2013-01-16 22:46:42
The Trusted Magician of the Parisian Avantgarde


2012-08-22 15:46:06
Happy 150th Birthday, Claude Debussy!


2012-08-03 09:39:00
Odradek Records – An Artist Controlled Music Label
Lovers of classical piano music have another reason to celebrate thanks to a radical new music label that places a focus on artist-controlled material, particularly piano music.

2012-07-28 06:56:53
Leaking Pianos in Spain, Denmark and Sweden…
These instrumental artworks by Nina Saunders are created for shopping malls. Saunders is inspired by the environment she is in and adjusts the object to different locations to stimulate thoughts, humor and playfulness of the beholder. She came up with the idea for these artworks by looking at the landscape in a shopping mall and how people relate to it.

2012-04-24 09:38:14
Can you figure out these Piano Puzzles?


2011-11-15 11:13:29
Super Mario Piano Scores – The Czerny Studies of Our Time?
Are there any pianists out there who have never played studies by Czerny as part of their training? Probably not many. But why not practice video game music in order to develop a more contemporary piano technique?

2011-01-27 21:36:59
Happy 255th Birthday, Mozart!
We celebrate your birthday, Mozart, with a little gift to all your fans, a facsimile of one of your first pieces, Minuet in G, K 1. Print out and play!!

2010-12-16 11:41:22
"Hats off...!" - New Translation of Schumann's First Review
Celebrate the Schumann anniversary by reading our new translation of his very original and entertaining review of Chopin's Opus 2. This review includes the famous quote "Hats off, gentlemen, a genius".

2010-10-21 06:34:07
2010 Chopin Piano Competition Winner: Russia’s Avdeeva


2010-05-20 21:13:40
Krystian Zimerman – An Exclusive Radio Interview with the Enigmatic Polish Pianist


2010-03-01 18:21:33
Chopin’s 200th Anniversary


2010-01-17 09:19:33
The Man Who Died on Stage at Carnegie Hall


2009-12-17 20:56:52
Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode Reframe Pictures


2009-11-28 22:16:48
“Play Me, I’m Yours” – Street Pianos


2009-08-28 17:14:35
Gabriela Montero – Uniting the Worlds of Composition and Improvisation


2009-01-05 10:21:10
Any Place, Any Time… Berliner Philharmoniker Launches Digital Concert Hall


2008-12-31 11:20:47
Dudley Moore – Beethoven?


Articles

2017-11-10 00:00:00
The Media Lounge Debut and a World Gathering in Cremona!
Cremona again marked its presence as the world capital of instrumental music exhibitions with the 2017 edition of the Cremona Musica which combined top level artists, manufacturers, academia and pedagogy. Piano Street was invited to the new Media Lounge with 30 journalists from the major specialized newspapers, magazines, broadcast media and web-based media met to share ideas on musical critics and journalism elaborating on common issues, differences and possible collaborations in the classical music field.

2016-09-12 11:11:49
Ditching the Intermission?


2013-06-07 13:09:34
The Sweet and Not So Sweet Sound of Music
Our modern ears are now used to equal temperament, and, despite the impurities in its intervals, now prefer its sound over any other temperament. Researchers at the University of Minnesota wanted to delve more into this and studied 250 students at the University. Their main thesis question was: what makes certain combinations of notes pleasant or unpleasant?

2012-05-21 12:34:57
The Battle Between “Il penseroso” and “The Old Arpeggio”
Before the time of television and the internet, live music performances were a primary form of entertainment. Performances were held in private homes, as well as concert halls. Many rivalries formed among pianists and composers. This created a unique angle for entertainment as individuals could then debate the merits of each musician and choose sides. One of the more famous piano duels was held between Franz Liszt and Sigismond Thalberg.

2012-05-14 10:44:33
Piano As Art – The Art of Transforming Pianos
Broken strings and missing keys have made an appearance on the art scene as part of the Piano As Art Exhibition. A collaboration of two talented artists, Penny Putnam and Shauna Holiman, the exhibition features art created from bits and pieces of pianos that were too old for use or were in total disrepair.

2012-04-27 10:49:02
How Can Modern Technology Contribute to a Great Piano Performance?


2012-01-11 14:22:37
Where is the Remote Control? and a World Record!


2010-05-21 13:46:02
Borgato – Italian Innovative Excellence Inspired by the Past


2010-02-05 09:07:45
Liszt: The Grand Sonata


2008-12-08 11:33:52
Steinway & the Last Son


Video: Performances

2018-09-14 12:08:00
The Final Countdown: Leeds International Piano Competition – Finals Start Tonight


2016-12-14 12:53:00
Trifonov Live in Carnegie Hall


2016-10-07 15:54:42
Liszt’s Love Story with Lisitsa


2016-09-06 11:31:29
Explosive Piano and Percussion Rendezvous in Beijing


2016-06-22 09:05:31
Garrick Ohlsson live in Fort Worth
In this season-closing concert of the Cliburn Live series in Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Ohlsson performs works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin.

2015-05-11 15:57:34
Watch Live Stream Now: Piano Recital with Juliana Steinbach
Welcome to watch the live broadcast of the recital with pianist Juliana Steinbach at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm starting today, May 11, at 17.00 GMT.

2014-10-20 13:26:54
Live Streamed Piano Recital with Murray McLachlan
A new piano recital series has been launched in Stockholm this fall. The first recital, with pianist Peter Jablonski took place on September 15 and today, you can hear British pianist Murray McLachlan play live from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

2014-08-22 13:33:22
Yuja Wang & Prokofiev in Factory Setting


2014-07-15 05:59:12
Moonlight Trapped in the Sonata Form?
How can we explain the immense popularity of the sonata for over two hundred years? What makes it so satisfying, so complete? Here we listen to a recent performance of the Moonlight Sonata by pianist Yundi Li from a popular TV-show in Japan. His interpetation is quite traditional with a slow and beautiful rendition of the first movement. But there is another completely different way to interpret it. Which do you prefer?

2014-05-29 11:45:16
Stephen Kovacevich Plays an Allemande


2014-04-24 13:09:53
Bach with New Ears
The recent discovery of a new portrait of J. S. Bach opens up to the question: if we can see Bach with new eyes, how can we listen to Bach with new ears? One of the most remarkable contributions to the idea that there is a world of Bach on the piano after Glenn Gould is the recording of three Bach concertos by French pianist David Fray.

2014-03-14 09:10:35
The Van Cliburn Memorial Concert 2014
To mark the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the Fort Worth-based foundation that bears his name hosted The Van Cliburn Memorial Concert in Sundance Square Plaza on February 27. Hear eight former Cliburn Competition award winners perform short solo recitals on the outdoor stage of the plaza in downtown Fort Worth.

2012-11-30 22:50:44
Grigori Sokolov Live at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées


2012-10-12 14:16:43
András Schiff Sharing Perspectives on Bartók


2012-07-15 08:24:29
Valentina Lisitsa – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Pianist and YouTube phenomenon Valentina Lisitsa is perhaps the most striking example of how the Internet and, more recently, social media has created completely new opportunities for classical artists.

2010-11-19 09:34:25
Chopin A La Polacca!


2010-11-12 09:52:39
The Art Of Piano: Great Pianists Of The 20th Century
This video documentary provides a survey of 18 extraordinary keyboard artists that dominated the concert world in the mid 20th century, from Ignaz Paderewski to Claudio Arrau. The program effectively blends archival film with video clips, concert footage and rare artist interviews. Featured performers are Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Sergei Rachmaninov, Glenn Gould, Edwin Fischer, Claudio Arrau, Georges Cziffra, Wilhelm Backhaus, Alfred Cortot, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Francis Plante performing live and on film.

2009-11-09 20:33:05
Sa Chen plays Chopin


2009-07-09 13:02:12
Mitsuko Uchida: Pianist-In-Residence


2008-10-17 09:45:04
Michelangeli Plays Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 no. 3
Michelangeli built a reputation as much on the frequency of his cancellation of concerts as on his piano performances. On this video, he plays the first movement from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C major Op. 2 No. 3, recorded in 1970.

2008-10-10 13:17:53
Tiempo’s Revolutionary Thirds Equals Three?


2008-09-28 08:32:51
A High Tech Pianist for the Future?


2008-09-22 10:01:50
Volodos didn’t Play a Barcarolle on the Water


Video: Instructional

2017-05-17 00:00:00
Wigmore Hall As Schiff's Magic Laboratory


2016-09-15 12:00:14
The Simultaneous Conversation


2016-05-17 10:32:27
Schiff Horses Around in Master Class


2015-07-04 17:26:40
No Great Music Without Great Tension
Anthony Tommassini, classical music critic for The New York Times, invites us all to a mini-lecture at the piano on dissonance. With a series of examples by well known composers, Tommassini elaborates on one of the most crucial components in Western music.

2013-09-12 13:56:01
Jonathan Biss’ Full Beethoven Sonatas Experience
The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations. He is a firm believer in the possibilities of technology and invites people to take part of his 32 Beethoven Sonatas course at Curtis Institute.

2013-04-26 09:54:11
Digital Piano Test with Simone Dinnerstein
Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein shows you what to look for in a digital piano by putting a handful of models to the test.

2012-09-07 09:55:08
Sit in on a Unique Class with Messiaen on Debussy and Colour
French composer Olivier Messiaen was a synaesthete who experienced colours when he heard or imagined music. He devised his own system of modes (scales) based on his synaesthesia and in some scores he actually notated the colours, to help the performer in interpretation. Here is a unique video clip from one of his famous classes at the Paris Conservatoire.

2011-08-31 09:52:51
Master Pianist Jorge Bolet Rehearsing and Teaching Rachmaninov
See and hear Jorge Bolet and Conductor Paavo Berglund in a preliminary rehearsal prior to a full rehearsal with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto.

2010-06-20 08:19:03
András Schiff Teaches Bach


Video: Documentaries & Top picks

2018-04-06 16:00:00
Documentary: In the Footsteps of Debussy


2017-12-19 00:00:00
French Pianist Goes Wild in German Chorale
As a combination of supreme musicianship and Seasonal Celebrations, what would be more suitable than a traditional German Lutheran Chorale in the hands of the sensational French pianist Lucas Debargue, who is also known as an outstanding improviser and composer?

2017-11-17 13:00:00
5 Minutes on Franz Liszt’s Funérailles


2017-07-28 00:00:00
Ode to Joy at the Proms 2017


2017-04-14 00:00:00
What Does a Pianist See?
In this video, eye-tracking glasses are used to show exactly where the gaze of a pianist is directed while playing. A professional concert pianist and his student take turns using the glasses, revealing interesting facts about how experience makes a great difference in terms of effective eye movement, both when playing from memory and from a piano score.

2017-02-23 00:00:00
Barenboim on Chopin’s Ballade no. 1
Chopin inspires musicians to greater artistry and, as Barenboim says in this video, makes them want to sound as if the music is simply emanating from them as light from a candle. In this ballade, Chopin also takes us on a leisurely stroll through his own private musical world.

2016-04-28 12:37:04
Talking Pianos with Trifonov


2016-04-11 13:06:26
Travel in Time and Meet Sergei Rachmaninoff


2014-12-06 09:08:44
Murray Perahia: Not of this World


2014-06-27 09:50:25
The Women Behind Chopin’s Music


2013-08-23 09:07:03
Yuja Wang at Verbier Festival 2013
In this 3 minute interview Yuja Wang tells us, among other things, the secret of her harmony between fingers and spirit.

2013-07-23 16:24:59
Rise and Shine


2013-01-24 14:00:37
The Great Piano Scam
Joyce Hatto was hailed as the greatest British pianist of the 20th Century. After she had died in 2006, however, it came to light that not all was as it seemed. Watch and see how the situation developed.

2012-10-03 20:44:41
Traditional Music Engraving - A Course in Magic
G. Henle Publishers employ a variety of techniques in producing their beautiful scores, including software programs like Sibelius. But very few people know just how involved the art of music engraving was in the days before modern music printing technology.

2012-07-10 09:27:50
A Classical Affair: An evening with Stephen Fry


2012-03-09 10:09:03
Imagine: Being a Concert Pianist


2011-04-24 18:14:32
The Piano Speaks!


2010-11-26 22:34:14
Piano Masterclass with Oscar Wilde and Dr. House


2010-05-25 07:03:55
Dutch Piano Humour on Stage
Music comedian Hans Liberg has received many international awards. The international character of his shows, his musical virtuosity, and his subtle humour make him a highly sought-after artist at large international galas.

2009-09-18 08:28:51
Up in the Air – Atkinson performs Beethoven


Books

2017-09-16 00:00:00
The World Piano Bible
While working in a piano factory in Leipzig, East Germany, Jens Witter started cataloging pianos, inadvertently beginning what would eventually become his doctoral dissertation. The data archive grew and comprised 10 000 index cards and eventually became a massive Bible of Pianos containing some 40 000 names.

2014-01-10 12:13:27
Natural Fingering – A Topographical Approach
The art of fingering is a huge subject, not least if studied historically. While many professional players stress the importance of good fingering we often find fingering suggestions offered by renowned editions to be clumsy, odd or simply out of place. New York pianist and teacher Jon Verbalis book Natural Fingering is a rich resource on the subject of piano fingering.

2013-09-05 21:19:24
Brendel’s A-Z for the Pianist


2013-03-25 22:04:31
Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance
The memory capacity of famous musicians seem almost superhuman. Can such outstanding accomplishments be explained by the same principles associated with ordinary, everyday memory related abilities?

2010-04-16 10:59:51
Recommended Book: Chopin - The Four Ballades
In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works.

2010-03-26 18:12:10
Recommended Book: “Sviatoslav Richter – Pianist”


2009-10-19 13:45:42
The Great Arthur Rubinstein Revisited
For decades people who were fortunate enough to see and hear esteemed pianist Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) perform left concert halls spellbound. Biographer and music historian Sachs first heard Rubinstein play in 1959, but it was not until 1986 that he seriously considered writing a biography of Rubinstein.

2008-09-27 08:46:59
Gould’s Favourite Piece but not his Favourite Piano


Albums

2018-09-12 10:00:00
Beethoven Hammerklavier & Moonlight Sonatas – Murray Perahia


2018-05-14 00:00:00
Mozart Affinity Embracing Domenico Scarlatti
Federico Colli just released his first album of sixteen Scarlatti Piano Sonatas on Chandos Records. Colli has emerged as one of the most interesting pianists of his generation after victories in the Salzburg Mozart Competition and the 2012 edition of the Leeds International Piano Competition.

2017-09-15 00:00:00
The Hidden Piano Treasure of Jean Sibelius


2015-12-22 21:46:53
Christmas Music for Piano: Jeffrey Biegel Plays Sleigh Ride


2015-07-09 14:48:16
Classical Music Everywhere – Interview with Simone Dinnerstein


2015-07-04 18:09:39
The Harpsichord – Old, but Still Relevant


2014-11-20 10:47:43
Pianistic Legends from Buenos Aires Sharing Neurones


2013-11-19 17:14:38
Volodos in Vienna


2012-09-19 13:11:07
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor Running Out of Time...
London based Karrot Animation Studios have been busy working on a music video for pianist Benjamin Grosvenor's performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The brief was to assemble a four minute version from the longer audio track whilst creating an animated narrative about Benjamin getting to a concert at New York's Radio City Hall.

2012-09-03 13:34:31
Maurizio Pollini’s Chopin Etudes Astonish 50 Years Later


2011-12-19 19:30:50
Dynamic Duo Anderson & Roe Debut on the Steinway Label
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe form one of the most thrilling young piano duos performing today. The debut release from Anderson & Roe on the Steinway & Sons label is a showstopper captured in spectacular audiophile-quality sound by multi-Grammy-winning producer Steven Epstein.

2011-08-10 14:16:56
Grand Style Liszt with Bererzovsky


2011-02-25 13:59:18
Schubert Live! – Pianist Imogen Cooper Continues the Series


2010-12-29 19:08:01
Horowitz´s Master Alfred Cortot Speaks … and Plays…
Pianist Murray Perahia presents highlights of live recordings made during Cortot's 1954-60 Master Classes in Paris, featuring the pianist playing many works he never formally recorded.

2010-08-30 18:37:31
Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz


2010-08-24 10:09:13
Lang Lang “Live in Vienna” Released in Multiple Formats


2010-05-27 07:53:42
Another Sensational Release by Arcadi Volodos


2010-03-22 18:23:29
Brendel Plays and Introduces Schubert – 5 DVD Set


2009-08-20 17:40:35
British Excellence in New Tansman Piano Music Release
Chandos has been attentive in promoting the orchestral works of Alexandre Tansman, who due to the vagaries of fashion has to a great extent been ignored. They now embark on the piano music and a deeply personal project for soloist Margaret Fingerhut.

2009-01-16 17:06:45
Marathon Men – Two Complete Beethoven Sonatas Projects to Achieve Completion
Daniel Barenboim is not the only one to have successfully had the complete Beethoven sonatas on his agenda lately.

2008-11-25 11:41:23
Naxos Music Library – Online Music Streaming
NAXOS Music Library (NML) is a very useful resource for music professionals, students, amateurs and collectors. The service offers more than 26,000 CDs with over 371,000 tracks of music for online listening.

2008-11-21 14:45:44
Boxed Tribute to Retiring Brendel
In order to pay tribute to the great Austrian, the Brilliant Classics label has released a 35 CD box with early recordings, covering the period 1958-1970.

Teaching

2009-01-16 18:34:00
Books on Piano Pedaling


2009-01-09 14:41:04
Piano Technique – the Leschetizky Method
This legendary manual in both English and German documents principles and techniques of the legendary piano teacher Theodor Leschetizky, who taught Paderewski, Schnabel and many other great pianists.

2008-09-27 16:43:04
Masterclasses on the Web Reach new Heights


2008-09-25 16:23:15
Wilhelm Backhaus – Technical Problems Discussed
The legendary German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) shares his thoughts on piano technique in an interview with Hariette Browner, published in her book Piano Mastery (1915)

Pedagogical material

2016-08-15 12:49:54
ABRSM Releases New Piano Syllabus for 2017/2018
ABRSM has released a new Piano syllabus for candidates taking exams in 2017 and 2018. The syllabus offers a broad selection of inspiring pieces that have been carefully selected to offer variety and new challenges to teachers and learners alike. It features a range of works from composers from around the world.

2014-01-27 09:24:06
The Bigger Picture: A Personal Perspective on Practicing Routines
In the third and final part of the series on building a career as a professional pianist, Alexander Buskermolen gives a personal perspective on practicing routines at the piano with practising tips by Dutch pedagogue Jan Wijn.

Research

2015-09-15 10:09:36
Can We Play Like Mozart Did?


2015-02-27 11:41:40
Medical Professionals See Irregular Heartbeat in Beethoven’s Music
Citing rhythmic shifts and sudden stops in the German master's music, certain doctors and researchers think he suffered from arrhythmia.

2010-11-03 17:52:32
What is really Johann Sebastian in the Notebook?
The familiar Minuet in G and its partner piece, Minuet in G minor were traditionally believed to have been composed by J. S. Bach. However, recent research points to the German composer and organist Christian Petzold.

2009-09-21 21:32:45
Piano Lessons Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills
Children exposed to a multi-year programme of music tuition involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills display superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared with their non-musically trained peers, according to a study published recently in the journal Psychology of Music, published by SAGE.

2008-11-06 12:59:54
Smart like a Metronome?


News about Piano Street

2018-04-04 00:00:00
Piano Street at Musikmesse in Frankfurt 2018


2017-12-30 18:00:00
Top Picks of 2017
We wish you a Happy New Piano Year with a list of highly recommended reading from Piano Street. These are the twelve most read, discussed or shared articles of 2017.

2016-12-30 14:46:21
The Audiovisual Study Tool (AST) Updated


2016-12-12 11:29:57
The Complete Piano Music by Franz Schubert


2016-11-25 13:29:05
13 Easy Pieces by Beethoven and Gurlitt
Piano Street adds six pieces by Beethoven and seven pieces by Gurlitt to our catalogue of easy and intermediate pieces. Recordings of all the pieces will soon be available.

2016-07-07 08:13:07
Piano Street Reaches 20,000 Likes on Facebook!
The Piano Street team would like to say a special thank you to all piano fans around the world who like us on Facebook, where our page has recently passed 20,000 likes!

2016-03-03 20:48:20
Mendelssohn, Albéniz and Six More Composers Added to the Audiovisual Study Tool


2016-03-02 14:55:18
The New List of Instructive Editions


2014-12-24 11:44:06
Musical Holiday Greetings from Piano Street!


2014-04-16 16:46:00
The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning
On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal markings, practice and performance tips, or perhaps the right opposite - a clean Urtext score.

2014-02-27 16:00:29
World Premiere: Piano Piece in G by Felix Mendelssohn
The first edition ever of a newly discovered piece by Mendelssohn was presented by Piano Street at the Music Education Expo in London earlier this month. The Urtext Piano Score and Autograph Manuscript are now available for download.

2013-12-24 11:28:06
Happy Holidays! Musical Greetings from Piano Street


2013-12-17 16:34:54
AST Updated: 700 Piano Pieces Added


2013-08-29 10:40:14
Announce your Piano Recitals and Events at Piano Street


2013-03-18 12:20:20
Piano Street Proudly Presents: The New Unique Audiovisual Study Tool (AST)
A new, revolutionary tool that allows you to learn piano pieces faster, broaden your repertoire knowledge, improve your interpretational skills or to simply immerse yourself in the refined art of classical piano music, has finally arrived!

2012-06-01 09:26:31
New Bach Recordings – Four Preludes & Fugues from WTC


2011-07-29 14:35:58
Piano Street Receives 5-Star Excellence Award
Shopper Approved has collected over 1,000 ratings from paying Piano Street Gold members and due to the high level of customer satisfaction Piano Street has received the exclusive Shopper Approved 5-Star Excellence Award.

2011-06-28 15:53:29
New Sheet Music: Liszt – Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert


2010-12-15 10:47:15
New sheet music: Chopin – Four Concert Pieces


2010-08-26 14:39:24
Chopin Preludes – New Urtext Sheet Music


2010-07-30 21:11:03
New Recordings: Schubert – Six Moments Musicaux op 94


2010-07-28 20:03:48
New Sheet Music and Recordings: Brahms – Two Intermezzi


2010-07-07 09:19:09
The Four Ballades by Chopin – New Urtext Edition


2010-06-24 16:40:20
New Bach Recordings – Two Preludes and Fugues


2010-05-28 20:24:07
The Nocturnes by Chopin – New Urtext Edition


2009-10-24 22:01:15
Franck Miniatures – Sheet music and recordings


2009-10-21 09:46:40
Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Music


2009-09-24 17:46:20
Busoni – 25 original pieces and 15 Bach transcriptions


2009-03-30 19:01:48
Improvisations – New Forum Section
In the history of Western music, from the medieval until the romantic period, improvisation was an important skill for all composers and keyboard players. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and many others were celebrated for their ability to improvise.

2008-11-10 14:42:09
Beethoven’s Last Piano Piece?


2008-09-29 16:54:26
Scriabin Mazurkas – Sheet Music



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