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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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‘Finished in Vysoká at a nice little hour’– new finds in Dvořák’s A-major piano quintet op. 81

The piano quintet is, so to speak, in the “super … Continue reading

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A fresh look at Bach’s piano partitas

Many readers (and pianists!) will already have noticed that we … Continue reading

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Beethoven in the “home office” – Composing in the “truly admirable confusion”

Beethoven Year 2020 is coming to an end, and there … Continue reading

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Beethoven love letters? A contribution to perhaps his oeuvre’s smallest work group

In Beethoven’s just as extensive as impressive chamber music oeuvre, … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s change of dedication – a small search for motives

Last week I had the great pleasure of making the … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s easy piano sonatas. BEETHOVEN’S EASY PIANO SONATAS???

The title for today’s blog post was so easy to … Continue reading

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On the way to the Romantic orchestra – the trombone in Beethoven’s symphonies

Last May my colleague Norbert Gertsch dealt with Beethoven’s relationship … Continue reading

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What did the composer want? On a strange measure in Saint-Saëns’ Romance for Flute op. 37

Anyone who compares the edition currently on the market of … Continue reading

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Schumann revisited – about an odd accidental in the Fantasiestücke, op. 73

We report as a rule in our blog posts on … Continue reading

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