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Hail the Amateur, Loved by the Crowd
The crowd is taking over. Tasks that have traditionally been performed by highly skilled professionals are increasingly being outsourced to the masses, often with surprising results. And it’s not only production that is being crowd sourced. Judgments about the quality
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Piano man
FIRST there was the Mozart Effect, a US-led theory that listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus improves mental performance. Now there is the Lang Lang Effect, a term coined by the US Today Show to explain the fact more
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Steinway & Sons announces new record label
Steinway & Sons announced the launch of its new Steinway & Sons record label. The first release on this label, Bach On A Steinway, debuted last week at #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Album Chart.
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Chopin bicentennial brings a wide harvest of recordings
Never has a composer’s anniversary been celebrated so widely but with so little new repertoire to discover.
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Piano to the People!
“Chopsticks” or Chopin? Actually, both, played on an eye-popper of a piano next to the Metropolitan Opera House.
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Piano moving requires balance, patience
Tom Hutchinson started moving pianos when he was just out of college. He’s climbed rotting staircases, suffered bruises and bashed fingers, and delivered everything from beat-up boxes to Baldwins, Steinways and a gilt-trimmed 1840s Erard.
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After 200 Years, Chopin’s Music Still Holds Mysteries
Monday, Feb. 22, is Frédéric Chopin’s 200th birthday. That is, it’s Fryderyk Chopin’s birthday; the Polish-born, Paris-dwelling composer’s name is more commonly spelled these days with Ys. And that’s his birth date according to a baptismal certificate; the composer said
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Frédéric Chopin, Never forgotten
TWO centuries ago an elfin musical prodigy, Frédéric Chopin, was born in a village near Warsaw. At 11, he dazzled the Russian tsar, Alexander I, with his own piano music. His poetic performances continued to enthrall; at 22, he was
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