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Recent Articles & News
Vexations - Was Igor Levit's Lonely Stroll Too Long?
In a bid to raise awareness of all musicians who have been silenced by the coronavirus pandemic, finding themselves suddenly out of work, pianist Igor Levit performed Erik Satie's piano piece Vexations in a 15-hour long virtual performance on May 30. Read more...
Talking Bach with Pianist Ramin Bahrami
Iranian pianist Ramin Bahrami is considered one of today's most interesting interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. A regular performer at Cremona Musica, Bahrami and flutist Massimo Mercelli presented works from their latest CD, "Bach Sanssouci", on the Decca label. Piano Street's Patrick Jovell was happy to get the chance to talk to the inspirational performer. Read more...
New Feature: Live Streamed Piano Recitals
With music venues on lock down across the world and many of us spending a lot more time at home, we can now enjoy the growing supply of concerts via live stream to watch from home on our TV, computer or smartphone. Piano Street has launced a new feature to help you keep track of upcoming livestreamed piano events. Watch the new ticker on our homepage! Read more...
World Piano Day 2020
Piano Day is an annual worldwide event which takes place on the 88th day of the year, honouring the 88 keys on a modern standard piano. Piano Day 2020 welcomes every piano lover to join the festivities. Read more...
Crash Course: How to Teach Piano Online
What you have been wondering and perhaps worrying about for many years is suddenly upon you. The question was if online piano lesson are worth it and if so, how to get started? Now there is no more time to ponder, this week you will be teaching all your piano students online! Read more...
193 Pieces by Liszt Added to Piano Street's Sheet Music Library
The latest addition to our already vast piano sheet music library almost doubles the number of pieces by Franz Liszt. Last week, we added 193 pieces by this multifaceted composer, taking a significant step towards our goal of publishing a complete library of the classical piano repertoire. Our Liszt section is now nearly complete, but more will follow - with this extremely productive and hard-working composer-pianist it's hard to know where to stop! Read more...
Coronavirus Etude - A New Viral Piano Piece
A classic viral piano piece, "Dusting the Piano" has finally got a follow-up. While Dusting the Piano should be managable for players of ABRSM grade 1 and suitable for performances during less critical times, the new Coronavirus Etude is more complex (around ABRSM grade 5) and aimed to be more effective against viruses. Read more...
How to Keep Your Piano Keys Clean from Viruses?
The current pandemic brings questions to the fore about how to eliminate the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms in our teaching or practicing spaces. One of the most burning ones is what can be done to sanitize or disinfect piano keys without harming them. Read more...
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Piano News Flash
Do You Memorize or Not?
Learning a score by heart should be up to themusician but it may help to have a reason to memorize, other than that it looks flashy, or that you feel you should. Read more at medium.com
Good in Any Musical World?
Can any classical piece be transcribed and played in another musical genre? Perhaps some works can make this transition more easily? Read more at capradio.org
Goldberg Next for Lang Lang
Having allowed his relationship with the work to evolve naturally over time, Lang Lang finally felt ready to record Bach's great "Aria" and 30 variations. In early March 2020, he gave a public performance of the work in Leipzig in Bach’s St. Thomas Church. Read more at gramophone.co.uk
Cleveland's Viral Competition
Piano Cleveland announces that 30 contestants have been selected to compete in "Virtu(al)oso", a global piano competition that provides support for artist relief. Read more at cleveland.com
Beethoven Changes Our Ears
New York Times chief classical critic took on the daunting Opus 110 in college and reflects on the "Masterpiece" description. Beethoven once told a publisher; "What is difficult is also beautiful and good." He wanted pianists to sweat. Read more at nytimes.com
The Immeasurable Beethoven
Beethoven was an innovator, prepared to take enormous musical risks to further his creative ambitions. Out of his experiences and sheer effort, Beethoven built on the music of the past to create the music of the future. Read more at cmuse.org
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Most Popular Pieces
Piano Street Site Updates
15 January 2019:
Urtext editions of Debussy Clair de lune, Chopin Prelude in E minor and Major Piano Scales are now available to download for free at Piano Street.

21 December 2018:
The premiere issue of the magazine about the world of piano competitions is available for free download at Piano Street.

10 April 2018:
Visit Piano Street at the Frankfurt Music Expo.

19 april 2017:
New CD release by Op 111 Productions: "Alma Brasiliera" with pianist Paulo Steinberg.

25 november 2016:
13 Easy Pieces by Beethoven and Gurlitt.

18 February 2016:
New pieces with piano practice tips added to the line of Instructive Editions.

Upcoming livestreams
FREE livestream: 2020-07-11 10:00:00 GMT
Piotr Pawlak, Performance
Chopin Institute presents artists performing at Chopin's birthplace Zelazowa Wola. Listen at facebook.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 00:00:00 GMT
Simone Dinnerstein, Performance
Dinnerstein performs in The Art of the Piano festival OnLive! Works by Schubert and Glass. Listen at artofthepiano.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 00:00:00 GMT
Emanuel Ax, Recital
"Great Performers in Recital" at Tanglewood. Works by Beethoven. Listen at bso.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-12 18:30:00 GMT
Hao Zi Yoh, Performance
Yoh performs in the Henley Festival Live Stream. Works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Listen at henley-festival.co.uk
FREE livestream: 2020-07-13 16:00:00 GMT
Miroslav Kultyshev, PIano Concerto
From Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Simonov. Program to be announced. Listen at meloman.ru
FREE livestream: 2020-07-13 16:00:00 GMT
Trinity Laban Pianists, Performance
Trinity Laban presents Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues each Monday from 13 July as part of The Well-Tempered Lockdown. Listen at youtube.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-15 17:00:00 GMT
Elena Vorotko, Performance
Beethoven 250th Anniversary Lecture/Recital. Listen at livingroom-live.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-16 15:00:00 GMT
Kalle Randalu, Piano Concerto
Opening Concert of Pärnu Music Festival. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with Estonian Festival Orchestra under Paavo Järvi.| Listen at parnumusicfestival.tv
FREE livestream: 2020-07-17 01:30:00 GMT
Jan Lisecki, Performance
From Colorado Virtual Music Festival. Cadenzas by Beethoven. Listen at coloradomusicfestival.org
FREE livestream: 2020-07-17 17:00:00 GMT
Evgeny Kissin, Recital
Kissin performs in the Virtual Verbier Festival 2020. Program to be announced. Listen at verbierfestival.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-17 18:00:00 GMT
Yuja Wang, Piano Concerto
From Salle des Combins, Verbier Festival. Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 with Verbier Festival Orchestra under Charles Dutoit. Listen at verbierfestival.com
FREE livestream: 2020-07-18 10:00:00 GMT
Aleksandra Dabek, Performance
Chopin Institute presents artists performing at Chopin's birthplace Zelazowa Wola. Listen at facebook.com

Latest Piano Albums
Ilia Kim:
Debussy - Piano Works

Debussy’s lifespan coincided with the Belle époque, a period that was not only beautiful but also fast moving. Artistic movements sprouted more numerous than in the past, and many of them were reflected in Debussy’s music. Ilia Kim’s selection of works covers the composer’s entire career, allowing us to take in the several phases of his aesthetic.
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Boris Giltburg:
Beethoven Sonatas Vol. 1

Over the course of 2020 Boris Giltburg has set out to learn and film all 32 sonatas by Beethoven - a personal exploration, driven by a strong love of the sonatas he had already played, and a strong a wish to discover the remaining ones. The recordings presented in this album are those films, stripped of their visual element. They combine elements from a live performance with those of a studio recording, every movement being a single, uncut take.
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Niklas Sivelöv:
Sivelöv - Piano Concertos

Niklas Sivelöv’s wide-ranging repertoire includes approximately 50 piano concerti including five of his own. Apart from the concertos, his catalogue of works includes three symphonies, 24 Preludes for piano and several chamber music pieces. He is also a notable improviser: the CD Improvisational 1 won the prize for the best classical album at The Independent Music Awards.
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Alexandra Sostmann:
Bach, Byrd, Gibbons + contemporary

Alexandra Sostmann’s repertoire represents a broad stylistic spectrum that ranges from Baroque to Modern. Her artistic mission is draw attention to exciting links in music history, exploring the intricately interwoven paths of composers separated in time by several centuries.This particular selection is framed by the two magnificent Ricercars from Bach’s “Musical Offering”.
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