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Piano Street’s Top Picks of 2023

January 1st, 2024 in Piano Street Site News by

We wish you a Happy New Year with a list of recommended reading from Piano Street. These are the most read, discussed or shared articles of 2023.
/The Piano Street Team


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(Top picks selections from previous years: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013)


Take Your Seat: Argerich and Barenboim in Berlin

They are two world stars from Argentina and have known each other since childhood: Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim. Here they perform together with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time. The programme includes Robert Schumann, one of Martha Argerich’s favourite composers: in his piano concerto, she can display her unrivalled expressiveness. Read more >>


The Real Chopin Shines in Warsaw

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 >>


Rachmaninoff’s Complete Piano Works – Now on Piano Street

Piano Street celebrates Rachmaninoff’s 150-year anniversary by providing digital sheet music for his complete piano works. Browse the new scores and immerse yourself in a world of technical fireworks, profound emotion, and a uniquely rich harmonic language! Read more >>


Noah Kellman – A Generous Flood of Jazz Inspiration

For pianists and teachers interested in exploring the rich online resources of creativity and tips on modern piano improvisation, New York City based Noah Kellman is probably a familiar and popular name. Piano Street had the chance asking Noah a few questions about his work. Read more >>


Reimagine! – Contemporary Piano Pieces with Inspiration from the Past

Pianist Inna Faliks’ project “Reimagine – Nine World Premieres” includes comporers’ responses to Beethoven’s late Op. 126 Bagatelles as well as Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. We enjoyed her performance at the Cremona Musica last fall and got the opportunity to talk to her about her ambitions project. Read more >>


A Daily Dose of Bach? – Access his Complete Scores on Piano Street

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 >>


A Life Towards the Light – Scriabin 150 Resource List

January 6 2023 was Alexander Scriabin’s 151st birthday. By acknowledging this we take a look at events and news that happened during last year’s Scriabin 150 anniversary by providing a list of interesting and useful Scriabin resources. Read more >>


Grieg: The Maverick – Peter Donohoe in Conversation

Distinguished British pianist Peter Donohoe has embarked on another comprehensive recording project on Chandos label spotlighting Edvard Grieg’s complete Lyric Pieces, and the first volume is out since June 10 last year. We spoke to Donohoe about Grieg and his project. Read more >>


Visiting Chopin in Valldemossa

Summer means vacation time and for many also traveling places. There are countless opportunities to enjoy wonderful music during summer festivals or embark on thrilling visits to historical venues that our esteemed composers and musicians once frequented. While on vacation in Mallorca, Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell took a quick visit to Frédéric Chopin’s Valldemossa. Read more >>


The World of Piano Competitions – issue 1 2023

The World of Piano Competitions is a magazine initiated by PIANIST Magazine (Netherlands and Germany) and its Editor-in-Chief Eric Schoones. Here we get a rich insight into the world of international piano competitions through the eyes of its producers and participants. Read more >>


Embracing the Past Now – The Messenger Paul McNulty in Warsaw

The Chopin Institute engaged highest possible expertise for the instrumental part of the 2nd International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments which included inviting historical instrument builder Paul McNulty. We asked Paul a few questions about the Pleyel renovation as well as his role as a technician and instrument provider during the competition. Read more >>


Watch the Chopin Competition on Period Instruments with us!

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 >>


Cremona Musica’s Piano Experience – 2023 Edition

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 >>


Inspired by Mozart’s Piano

The Harvard professor Robert Levin is considered to be one of the most important Mozart
researchers of our time. Now he has recorded Mozart’s piano sonatas on the composer’s own instrument. Mario-Felix Vogt from the German/Dutch magazine PIANIST spoke with him about ornamentation, knee pedals and the influence of C.P.E. Bach. Read more >>

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