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150 Posts
Lang Lang: Goldberg Variations
The plethora of Goldberg Variations recordings, since pioneered by Wanda Landowska in 1933, has garnered many different, if not conflicting, views. Even the great pianist Glenn Gould who recorded them twice, first in 1955 then later in 1981, crystallises opposite
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How The Taubman Approach Can Help Prevent Tension, Even If You’re Not a Musician
At its roots, the Taubman Approach is based on the premise that there is a way to play the piano that is tension-free. However, in the past thirty years, I’ve discovered these life-changing techniques can benefit not only pianists and
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Recording Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, at Last!
My closest, most long-standing musical relationship is with Beethoven. The essential joy of life as an interpreter is, to me at least, in making friends with these extraordinary composers through their music; I know his moods, his rough humour, his
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Interview with Colin Riley
Paying tribute to unexpected sources of inspiration In my childhood years as a musician, I was inspired – paradoxically (I say as a concert pianist) – by people who, though they had little musical knowledge or training, were highly enthusiastic
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Roman Maciejewski – Unknown Composer and Pianist of the 20th Century
Roman Maciejewski was a composer, pianist, choir conductor, and above all, the creator of the monumental “Requiem. Missa pro defunctis” and one of the most original collections of piano mazurkas, as well as works for two pianos. The figure of
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Interview With Monica McCabe
Remembering the Piano Music of John McCabe Monica McCabe, thank you so much for talking to me today about the piano music of your husband. I first met John McCabe and you in 2005; now, after his death in 2015,
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Should You Sit the Piano Grade Examinations as an Adult Learner?
As a piano lover interested in getting started or as a piano learner, you have probably heard about the grade examinations offered by ABRSM or Trinity College. Praised by some and criticised by others, they are undoubtedly a well-known topic
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20 Quotes From Famous Cellists
“Playing lifts you out of yourself into a delirious place.”– Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) Arguably one of the best cellists in the 20th century, the brief career and short life of Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) are a tragic story: A
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