Author Archives: Peter Jost

The Unexpected, showing up often! Discoveries in Liszt’s revisions

The chances of sources being rediscovered or becoming newly accessible … Continue reading

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Between two stools – a portrait of César Franck on his 200th birthday

César Franck, whose 200th birthday the music world is celebrating … Continue reading

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A Milestone in Music History: Schoenberg’s 2nd String Quartet op. 10

Arnold Schoenberg, in his letter thanking well-wishers on his 75th … Continue reading

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Refinement or oversight? On two passages in Fauré’s 1st Piano Quartet op. 15

Fauré is known for his refined tonal language, with the … Continue reading

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How do fossils behave? On a passage in Saint-Saëns’ Carnaval des animaux

When a composer decides against publishing one of his works … Continue reading

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“My fingering may inspire to play in the right style” – Interview with Pascal Rogé

To celebrate the French pianist Pascal Rogé’s 70th birthday on … Continue reading

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Camille Saint-Saëns – a portrait for the 100th anniversary of his death

Whereas in 2020 the music world’s focus was on Beethoven’s … Continue reading

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Abandoned, alas! – Beethoven’s unfinished works

In the run-up to the Beethoven anniversary year, I kept … Continue reading

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Beethoven – creator of concert overtures?

Beethoven as the great innovator of forms and genres generated … Continue reading

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“The Hammerklavier Sonata opened the door for me” – Interview with Ian Fountain on Beethoven’s piano music

Today we’d like to continue our series of musicians’ views … Continue reading

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