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The Nocturnes by Chopin – New Urtext Edition
The Nocturnes span the whole of Frédéric Chopin’s career, and among them are some of the composer’s most beloved works. Piano Street has now published a new urtext edition of the Nocturnes by Chopin. This new edition, containing Chopin's own... Read more >>
Pianist's Pianist
The Czech pianist Ivan Moravec's recordings for Connoisseur Society were notable for their audiophile quality and nearly all of them remain available, long after the LP era, on CD reissues. He is described by New Grove as one of the finest Chopin... Read more >>
Simplicity Meets Complexity in Denk’s Piano Boot Camp
When NPR invaded Jeremy Denk’s home he was seriously practicing the piano etudes of György Ligeti. His music is “continuous madness,” Denk says. “Wonderful, joyful madness.” Denk has a great talent for making you fall in love with the most complex... Read more >>
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. Read more >>
Rise and Shine
With hot summer sun, flowers and bumblebees showing up, let’s enjoy an inspirational clip from the Oscar award-winning film “Shine“. Arguably, this scene shines the brightest of them all. Read more >>
Schimmel Pegasus – A Flying Grand Piano?
At a first glance the Schimmel Pegasus Piano doesn’t look like a piano. With those beautifully sculpted curves this piano looks more like a futuristic spaceship. Read more >>
Breaking News: Mysterious Mozart Cadenza Identified!
During his current work recording piano music by the Italian composer Andrea Luchesi — a contemporary of W. A. Mozart — pianist Roberto Plano made a most unusual and rare discovery. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
Scriabin Mazurkas – Sheet Music
Scriabin’s unique musical vision is transformed into something striking and original: mazurka-fantasies characterised by extraordinary charm and sensuality, often assimilating the style of late night improvisations. Read more >>
Explosive Piano and Percussion Rendezvous in Beijing
The rare combination of Yuja Wang and famous drummer and multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger performed together at the Concert Hall of NCPA in Beijing on August 18th. In this exceptional and particular formation, a special version of Bartók’s Sonata... Read more >>
Albéniz – Asturias and 20 other piano pieces
Even though Isaac Albéniz actually never composed any music for guitar much of his piano music is part of the standard guitar repertoire. Asturias (Leyenda), the fifth movement from Suite Española, opus 47, is one example. Read more >>
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... Read more >>
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? Read more >>
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. Read more >>
How to Prepare for a Piano Competition – an Interview with Mariam Batsashvili
Soon after the 10th International Franz Liszt Competition Utrecht, Piano Street’s guest writer Alexander Buskermolen spoke to its most recent winner: the Georgian 21 year old pianist Mariam Batsashvili. The main theme for this interview with the... Read more >>
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... Read more >>
Masterclasses on the Web Reach new Heights
Not only are piano competitions such as the Van Cliburn YouTube-competition and the Minnesota e-Competition moving out onto the web, but students, music colleges, schools and all music lovers now have the chance to gain inspiration and to learn from... Read more >>
"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". Read more >>
The Fluid Piano – The world’s first multi-cultural Acoustic Piano
British composer Geoff Smith has invented a new instrument – The Fluid Piano – an acoustic piano which enables musicians to alter each note individually and separately by precise microtonal intervals per note before or during performance. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
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... Read more >>
A Classical Affair: An evening with Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry hosted this special event in the Barbican Hall, London, to discuss the role and perceived decline of classical music in today’s society and what can be done to keep its spirit alive. Read more >>
The Music’s Secret Language
Ever wonder why a certain classical piece evokes a consistent emotional response? ... Read more >>
New Sheet Music: Liszt – Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert
Transcriptions and paraphrases played an important part in shaping Liszt’s role as leading musical figure of his generation. Seven transcriptions of songs by Franz Schubert has been added to the sheet music library. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
Busoni – 25 original pieces and 15 Bach transcriptions
The Italian pianist Busoni’s important achievements as a composer were long over-shadowed by the fact that he was generally thought the greatest piano virtuoso after Liszt. The solo piano versions of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (for organ)... Read more >>
Liszt: The Grand Sonata
In an article about one of the greatest masterpieces of the 19th century piano literature, Franz Liszt's Sonata in B minor, Patrick Jovell guides us through the history of the work as well as a few of the most common analytical approaches. Listen... Read more >>
Mr. Taylor’s Double Vision
This model D concert grand by Steinway & Sons, developed by Emanuel Moór, is the only Steinway equipped with a double keyboard. Pianist Christopher Taylor demonstrates the unique features of this special instrument. Read more >>
International Piano – Jan/Feb issue is out
In the January-February 2017 issue French superstar pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brings erudition, insight and boundless energy to his complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. Jeremy Nicholas can’t help but finding himself bowled over by the Gallic charm... Read more >>
Kissin Giving Liszt to the World
Kissin’s on-going world tour is devoted entirely to works by Franz Liszt, to mark the 200th anniversary and which means appearances at the most distinguished venues around the world, including La Scala, Concertgebouw, Barbican and Carnegie Hall. Read more >>
Visit Piano Street at the Music Education Expo 2014 in London!
Music Education Expo takes place on February 7-8 2014 at The Barbican in London. Piano Street will present new educational material at our stand H5 at the exhibition. We hope to see you there! Read more >>
Scarlatti - Popular Keyboard Sonatas
What Scarlatti is most prominently remembered for are the 555 short keyboard sonatas originally labelled Essercizi (Exercises). When he died in Madrid, Scarlatti left this treasury of manuscripts, which were largely unplayed beyond Spain and Portugal... Read more >>
Dudley Moore – Beethoven?
This clip is from the 1950’s-60s British comedy group “Beyond the Fringe. Dudley Moore plays a very funny but also musically ambitious parody of a Beethoven piano sonata based on very odd yet well-known thematic material. Read more >>
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. Read more >>

Piano Street's Classical Piano Blog contains over 400 articles. This page displays a random selection of 36 posts. Refresh the page for a new random selection.