The Composer’s Voice: Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
Hearing a composer play their own works can be a revelatory experience.
We are proud to announce Piano Magazine's Artist of the Month for June 2021: Kirill Gerstein. Enjoy the content we have developed with him.
Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart Momentum 1785/1786
Leif Ove Andsnes talks to Piano Magazine about Mozart Momentum — a performing and recording project with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, on Sony Classical.
Back to Brahms: Two Great Pianists
Recordings of two pianists who were coached by Brahms reveal a very different approach to playing his works.
Rosendal Festival 2021
In Piano Magazine we chatted with Leif Ove Andsnes about the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, which he leads and which is held in a privileged natural location in Norway.
The First Complete Recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
Edwin Fischer’s legendary recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was the first complete cycle on disc — but not the first attempt.
Leif Ove Andsnes
We at Piano Magazine are honored to present Leif Ove Andsnes as our Artist of the Month for May 2021. Check out all the content we will be publishing about him throughout the month.
Stephen Hough: “Vida breve”
In this interview we discuss with Stephen Hough about a lot of details regarding his album Vida breve (Hyperion, 2021).
The First Complete Recording of the Beethoven Sonatas
Artur Schnabel’s groundbreaking recording of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas is still legendary over 80 years later.
Goran Filipec: “Liszt & Busoni: Orchestral Works”
Goran Filipec talks about his latest release for Naxos with the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and Imre Kollár. This is an album of rare piano and orchestral music by Liszt, including his "Hungarian Fantasy," the youth work "De Profundis," the first version of the "Totentanz," as well as Busoni's arrangement for piano and orchestra of the "Spanish Rhapsody."
Introducing “The Piano Files” — An Introduction to Historical Piano Recordings
We have the honour to present our collaboration with Mark Ainley from "The Piano Files.” In this post he makes an introduction to the fascinating world of old recordings, which we will continue to explore with him throughout this section of our site.
We are delighted to present Stephen Hough as our Artist of the Month. He combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (2001) and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours 2014. He was awarded Northwestern University’s 2008 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award in 2010, and in 2016 was made an Honorary Member of RPS.