Pianist 118

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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2 minutos
time on our hands

Winter is always a time for taking stock, but never more so than this year, in my experience. _ is morning I pulled a dog-eared volume of Chopin o_ the shelf, prompted by the story of Josephine Proctor on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. At the age of 84, isolated in quarantine, she has set aside a ‘golden moment’ in each day to teach herself one of the nocturnes. ‘I turn my piano light on, and put my glasses on, and I just have a go.’ Her quiet resolve, her homely upright, the care and the honesty in her playing as it came over, reminded me so powerfully of you, our readers, who write in and tell me what the piano – and Pianist – means to them at a time…

2 minutos
your chance to have your say

EMAIL: editor@pianistmagazine.com WRITE TO:The Editor, Pianist, Warners Group Publications, The Maltings, West St, Bourne, PE10 9PH Letters may be edited. Loving those rhythms I really enjoyed John Geraghty’s Rum & Samba piece in issue 117. As an exdrummer, strict-tempo Latin American rhythms were always an enjoyable and rewarding challenge. Applying these rhythmic disciplines to the piano adds another level of interest in helping you to feel the movement – excellent practice for keeping the tempo tight. Pianist has been an invaluable companion providing enjoyment, inspiration and so much to focus and concentrate on through these di_ cult times. I am sure that many people, like myself, have benefitted from the power of music and from the contribution Pianist has made to our mental well-being. John Taylor, Leicestershire Posture-perfect Buniatishvili How right you are to compliment Khatia Buniatishvili’s ‘incredible…

5 minutos
dame fanny

Readers of Pianist last heard from Dame Fanny Waterman exactly a year ago, in issue 112. She was about to turn 100 and I had the pleasure of three hours in her company, at her home in the suburbs of Leeds. She was full of high spirits and good stories. The prospect of the day itself, on 22 March, seemed to spur her on, and why not? The celebrations at the University of Leeds were due to include a recital from Anna Tsybuleva and Federico Colli, former winners of the Leeds International Piano Competition which had become synonymous with her. Pianists from far and wide would honour her life and achievements at a gala dinner. The pandemic put paid to these long-cherished plans. The celebrations, alas, could not wait, for Dame…

8 minutos
to brahms and beyond

A young man rises from the keyboard. Sallow, open-necked and hollow-eyed, he nods from exhaustion as he turns to acknowledge the storm of applause breaking over the last chord of the music, his arms hanging limp by his sides. No wonder. Alexandre Kantorow has just played the second concertos of Tchaikovsky and then Brahms, one straight after the other, in the final of the 2019 Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. It’s a performance that won him not only the gold medal in the piano division, but also the coveted grand prix of the whole competition, also covering its violin, cello and vocal sections, awarded on a discretionary basis to artists of quite exceptional gifts (Daniil Trifonov won it in 2011). Still available to view on the online Medici TV platform, the occasion…

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alexandre kantorow

If you could play only one piece from now on, what would it be? It’s the only piece I have in my head right now, so… Brahms’s Second Concerto! But that would probably be the truth. If you could play only one composer? In a weird way, probably Beethoven, even though I haven’t played much of his music yet. One pianist you would travel a long way to hear? Dead, probably Sofronitsky. Alive, Pletnev. One concert hall you’d love to play in? I love the Concertgebouw – I was lucky enough to play there during lockdown, and I found how the acoustic changes extraordinary. And it feels cosy – comfortable – it doesn’t feel like a big hall. As for a hall I haven’t played in yet: Wigmore Hall. One piece of advice to amateur pianists? Listen to yourself. If…

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staying power the right way to build stamina

When we take up the piano, perhaps the last thing on our minds is how to sustain the mental and physical energy we’ll need to play longer, more challenging pieces. Stamina will mean something subtly different for each of us: For a conservatoire student it could mean honing an hour or more’s music so that it is ready to gush out as a single convincing event. For the amateur learner, stamina may well function to a lesser degree at first, though adult players in particular need to know how to build stamina while preventing tension. Just as is the case with someone preparing for an athletic event, stamina is hard won and needs to be nurtured gradually. Unlike the athlete, a pianist’s level of physical stamina won’t necessarily be visible…