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Tristan at Troldhaugen – interesting finds in Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces”

Among the most popular and successful of Edvard Grieg’s compositions … Continue reading

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Listeners are also only human

Observations on the necessity of body language in piano playing … Continue reading

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Schubert deletes, Brahms restores. On the first of the three posthumous piano pieces (Impromptus) D 946 by Franz Schubert

Schubert did not live to see the publication of his … Continue reading

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Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dances’ – new finds in old sources

In 2011 the Brahms researcher Michael Struck made a striking … Continue reading

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‘Play it again’ – is a repeat sign missing in Brahms’ Paganini Variations?

Some time ago we received an interesting query from a … Continue reading

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Debussy: to finger or not to finger…? Why we are adding fingering in the “Études”

In summer 1915 in the solitude of Pourville, the small … Continue reading

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