Pianist 110


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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a woman’s world

To thunderous applause, she sat at the Steinway on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall. My hero, poised to perform Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto at the BBC Proms. For the next 40 minutes it felt as though the audience dare not breathe. She was a triumph: such power, such command. Frailty, thy name is woman, said Hamlet. But he never saw Martha Argerich play. Gender imbalance and discrimination is a hot topic right now, in classical music as in other walks of life. In Pianist, I have tried to stay ahead of the curve. We cover plenty of keyboard superstars – Martha, Yuja, Mitsuko – but also women known by more than their first name, writers as well as pianists. This issue I’m especially proud of Jessica Duchen’s cover interview…

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win lucy parham’s latest album

Answer the question below correctly, and you could be one of three lucky winners to receive I, Clara – featuring pianist Lucy Parham and Harriet Walter as narrator. Deadline for entries is 25 November 2019. Who was Clara Schumann’s father? A: Carl Czerny B: Friedrich Wieck C: Theodor Döhler Answer to page 4 competition in Pianist 108: A: 1955. Congratulations to winner Andrew Rodwell who receives a one-on-one lesson with Marios Papadopoulos, Artistic Director of the Oxford Piano Festival. ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.PIANISTMAGAZINE.COM…

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readers' letters

WRITE TO: The Editor, Pianist, 6 Warrington Crescent, London, W9 1EL, UK EMAIL: editor@pianistmagazine.com STAR LETTER wins a surprise CD. Letters may be edited. STAR LETTER Furry delights I am very fond of cats, owning three myself, so was delighted to read Jessica Duchen’s article ‘Furry friends’ inside issue 109. It was beautifully written, and some of the pictures were priceless: Wanda Landowska’s cat, perched perfectly on his piano, was the highlight for me. On the subject of cats, I remember reading about Nora the piano-playing cat inside your issue No 36 News section (I am an avid Pianist reader and have been reading the publication since issue No 1!). She had become a bit of a YouTube sensation. I was wondering whether you knew if she’s still alive and playing? Suzanne Berry, Birmingham Yes, we believe she…

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MUSIC MAKES FOR BETTER GRADES High school students who play a musical instrument perform noticeably better in Maths, English, Science and Language exams than their non-musical peers, according to a recent study by the Journal of Educational Psychology. Taking place between 2012 and 2015, the study involved 112,916 students from British Colombia, Canada, who were in Grades 7-12 (equivalent to the UK’s secondary school). Those involved completed at least one standardised exam for Maths, English and Science, and studied at least one instrumental music course. The study, published in June this year, found that participation in music was related to higher scores on all four subjects. ‘These relationships were stronger for instrumental music than vocal music,’ the study explains. ‘Highly engaged instrumental music students were, on average, academically over one year ahead of…

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88 pianists smash world record

Eighty-eight pianists between the ages of six to 14 have successfully broken the world record for the number of people playing one piano at the same time. The record was broken at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre (UK) in August this year at an annual meeting of over 500 leading engineers from around the world. The previous record stood at 21 people. The project was launched back in 2018, when a group of engineers at the University of Cambridge decided to break the world record to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci. Playing a piece written by British composer Martin Riley – and inspired by da Vinci – the 88 young players were tasked with playing one note each. In order for all 88 keys to be played simultaneously, each pianist…

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a grand that stands

Pioneering pianist Sarah Nicolls is attempting to raise enough funds to design a new type of grand piano called the Standing Grand. Modelled on a combination of grand and upright (see picture below), the Standing Grand aims to be light and compact enough to bring the fullness of a grand piano’s sound into modern spaces, but will have the same footprint as an upright. The unique design will weigh around 82kg, considerably less than a standard grand piano which typically weighs 450kg. Nicolls says it ‘will make living with a piano much easier. People will be able to take the top half off and lift both sections up the stairs with two normal adults. That is an absolutely radical idea in piano manufacture – anyone who has ever tried to move…