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Sydney International Piano Competition: a pianist speaks out
Did Bartok have it right when he famously declared that “competitions are for horses, not artists”?
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For More Pianos, Last Note Is Thud in the Dump
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — The Knabe baby grand did a cartwheel and landed on its back, legs poking into the air. A Lester upright thudded onto its side with a final groan of strings, a death-rattling chord. After 10 pianos were
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The 10 Greatest Pianists of All Time
The most influential legendary pianists, as voted by modern day masters of the instrument.
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Concerto on the fly: Can classical musicians learn to improvise?
Improvisation is supposed to be spontaneous. So it’s fitting that when Hilary Hahn did it for the first time, it was pretty much by accident.
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Aung San Suu Kyi signs up to Leeds International Piano Competition
A piano was one of the symbols of her lonely fight against political oppression. Now her name has been given to a new gold medal by Fanny Waterman, another great woman of our times
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Accompanists: the unsung heroes of music
They get little credit and less pay than the singers they support. So why do accompanists do it?
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Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen
THE latest young pianist from China to excite classical music audiences and earn raves from critics is the 24-year-old Yuja Wang, a distinctive artist with a comprehensive technique. That Ms. Wang is already a musician of consequence was made clear
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Everything to play for at the Tchaikovsky competition
It’s the fiercest, sweatiest, most nerve-shredding competition in the classical world. Tom Service reports from Moscow
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