Josef Labor Plays Beethoven
A recently discovered 100-year-old recording by a forgotten musical giant takes us back to the musical culture of Beethoven’s time.
Bizjak Piano Duo — Repertoire for Two Pianos and for Piano Four-Hands
The story of our duo is not the most typical — even though we are sisters, a significant age difference did not allow us to sight-read the scores in slippers in our living room in Belgrade! The duo was "imposed" on us after our respective piano studies at the Paris Conservatory. Sanja was 15, and I was 27. The Odyssey, therefore, begins in 2002, when the Belgrade Philharmonic invites us to play Mendelssohn's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major. Before that, we played very rarely together, only to close shared recitals. I remember discovering Schubert's delicious Rondo in D major, D.608, which will always remain a piece we love to play.
The Inimitable Ignaz Friedman
A legendary 1936 recording of a Chopin Nocturne continues to be esteemed as one of the greatest ever made.
Alicia de Larrocha Archive — An Introduction
First of all, we would like to thank Piano Magazine for allowing us to show the collection of documents that constitutes the Alicia de Larrocha Archive, and likewise, all those readers who dedicate a part of their valuable time and interest to reconstruct together with us the life of this musical genius.
Mari Kodama’s Upcoming Projects
Mari Kodama talks about her most immediate projects: a Beethoven Sonatas Marathon in San Francisco (October 9-10) and the world premiere of Bruneau-Boulmier’s new piano concerto, “Terra Nostra,” in Berlin (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Kent Nagano, October 17).
Redefining Piano Technique
The recordings of Alfred Cortot provide an opportunity to explore the multifaceted elements of true piano 'technique.'
Paul Lewis’ Schubert Sonata Project and 2nd Volume of Haydn Sonatas
Paul Lewis talks about his most immediate projects: the complete Schubert sonatas (plus the incomplete D.840, "the Reliquie") and the second volume of his album "Joseph Haydn — Piano Sonatas" on Harmonia Mundi.
We are very excited to present Piano Magazine's Artist of the Month for September: Paul Lewis.
Moiseiwitsch Makes Magic
An example of how the chemistry in the recording studio can allow an artist to express their very best.
Historical Recordings of Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2
Great pianists' different approaches to this famous work open up a world of interpretative possibilities.