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Online master classes

Well, this is pretty cool.  I’m probably the last pianist on the web to discover this, but:  the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall has put some master classes online, with video, scores, some other supplementary material.  They are organized into topics so you can experience them organized around the piece in question, or by […]

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Harriette Brower, Piano Mastery

Harriette Brower’s 1915 book, Piano Mastery, is online in a public domain Project Gutenberg edition.  She recounts interviews she did with about 20 master pianists and teachers (e.g., Busoni, Paderewski, Goodson), includes essays on interpretation by William Mason and William Sherwood, and offers her own essay on technique (from hand position through practicing, memorizing, tone […]

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Lang Lang cannot be bottled

Lang Lang has as many critics as fans it seems: he is too showy, his technique outstrips his musicianship, etc. The thing I find most wonderful about him, and that all artists can celebrate, is the boundless fun he has and how comfortable he is expressing his feelings.  Perhaps this particularly appeals to me because […]

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