Pianist 113

Pianist magazine is adored internationally by those who love to play the piano. From Bach to Billy Joel, the magazine offers a wide range of music styles to learn from, as you don’t just read it – you play it too! With every issue, you’ll find 40 pages of selected sheet music (suitable for players of all levels) accompanied by specially recorded sound files. The sound files act as the perfect learning tool, so you can listen to a piece of music before you learn it. All you need to do is click on the ‘sound’ icon and turn the Scores pages with a light swipe of your finger. With Pianist magazine you can expect nothing less than the very best when it comes to playing the instrument you love. You’ll have everything you need to play like an expert, including notes on technique, pedalling and interpretation, sheet music reviews, Q&As, teaching tips, in-depth ‘How to Play’ masterclasses, readers’ letters, piano news, interviews with top concert pianists and so much more! And guess what? If you opt for the digital issue, you get FREE EXTRA Scores! From the basics of scale playing to the difficult stretches and fast runs, Pianist magazine is your top piano playing guide – giving you the confidence and expertise you need to play like a pro!

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masters of their art

Late in February I attended a talk by the pre-eminent Beethoven scholar of our times, Jonathan Del Mar. He has spent years ferreting every possible source for the piano sonatas for his Bärenreiter edition, re-evaluating every note, dot and slur, and all with one purpose: to present a musical text which represents the composer’s wishes as closely as possible (always presuming that we can ever know what those wishes were, or that they didn’t change over time). An audience of Wigmore Hall pianophiles hung on to Del Mar’s every word but what stayed with me most was his passion for, and dedication to, the music. Flash back to last summer, and I found myself in the company of another professional whose dedication to music has inspired me, a little to my…

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win a soundbrenner core watch worth £175

Answer the question correctly, and you could be the lucky winner to receive ‘the perfect watch for all musicians’. The watch features a built-in metronome, decibel meter and tuner – all in one. Deadline for entries is 22 May 2020. Who invented the first metronome? A. Johann Maelzel B. Thomas Edison C. Alexander Graham Bell Answer to page 4 competition in issue 111: C: No 5. Congratulations to winners Manuel Guzmán (Madrid, Spain), Harry Edwards (Cornwall) and Aileen Henry (Cumbria) ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.PIANISTMAGAZINE.COM DON’T MISS OUR FREE ONLINE VIDEO LESSONS www.youtube.com/PianistMagazine…

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your chance to have your say

Calling all publishers (again) I sympathise with David Glynn (Letters, issue 112). I have enough trouble these days trying to speed up my sight-reading without having to get the wretched music book to stay flat. I have a book, from a very reputable publisher, which is about 15mm thick and the edge is glued rather than spiral bound. To hold it onto the piano I have to use bulldog clips the size of bulldogs, so turning a page involves unclipping both sides, turning the page, and re-clipping. No good at allegro speed. Even at largo it’s a scramble. A funereal pace is about the best I can do. Don’t publishers road-test their products before they issue them? Now, if a book of music won’t lie flat, I won’t buy it. Gerald Lambert,…

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star letter

Rare manuscript looking for a good home Reading Ralph Thompson’s ‘Star Letter’ in the latest edition of the magazine (issue 112) took me to my own small library of Beethoven works for piano. I, too, have some works, albeit transcribed for piano solo, that I haven’t touched for many years: the piano solo versions of the Quintet, Sextet and Octet (see image) which I bought from the locally famous music stall in Bradford Market in the late 1960s. This is I believe no longer in print, and somewhat of a rarity, and I could never really get to grips with the transcriptions. If any of your readers would like this copy then I would be more than pleased to send it to them at no charge. Condition is good and it doesn’t have…

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sultry habanera takes the prize

Congratulations go to Giuseppe Capasso from Rome, Italy, who has won a Kawai piano. Capasso wowed the five judges with his stylishly hypnotic 46-bar tango, Blue Habanera. ‘Giuseppe Capasso composed a wonderfully evocative tango packed with stylistic authenticity and Argentinean swagger!’ says Alexis Ffrench, one of the judges. ‘He demonstrated a highly developed sense of harmonic awareness and sensitivity to the subtle nuances of timbral “shading” that add so much to this very intimate and passionate style of music.’ A regular reader of Pianist, Capasso says that he wrote his piece ‘to reflect my love for music and rhythms from Latin America. I tried to share my vision of this land.’ Capasso studied music from a young age, learning piano and guitar without any formal education. ‘Later on I decided to attend the…

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vladimir ashkenazy retires at 82

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy has officially retired after more than 65 years of superlative music-making on the concert platform. The news – which came as a surprise to many – was announced via his management company, Harrison Parrott, on 17 January: ‘Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor, pianist, musician, artist and humanist has decided that the time has come for him to retire from public performances and to do so with immediate effect.’ Ashkenazy was born in 1937 in Gorky in the Soviet Union. He began playing the piano at the age of six and was accepted into the Central Music School at the age of eight. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, having studied with Lev Oborin. He came to the music world’s attention when, at the age of 18, he won Second…