Steinway: The Touch | the development of action mechanisms

One Day in 1932 Josef Hofmann, the American pianist, composer and inventor who had already spoken of the Steinway’s “extraordinary perfection of action,” came to Steinway Hall and said, “It isn’t quick enough: can’t you make it still more Read more

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Interview Anastasia Huppmann: “The main thing is to show what the composer wanted to say”, by Joe Hefferon

Interview Anastasia Huppmann: “The main thing is to show what the composer wanted to say”, by Joe Hefferon

Interview Anastasia Huppmann: What happens when a Russian rock guitarist and his designer wife make a bet about which vocation their Read more

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Stephen Hawking dead at 76, RIP: Professor

Stephen Hawking dead at 76, RIP: Professor

Hello, dear fans. It’s a bit weird to post a physicist’s death here as a pianist, but something I’ve never told anyone before is that I actually wanted to become a physicist Read more

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Beethoven 109, Sonata No 30 in E major Op 109, Grasping for Light Amongst the Darkness

Beethoven 109: Grasping for Light Amongst the Darkness

I often feel as if the piano and Beethoven were fashioned from the very same mould; somehow inextricably linked by their very design. I hear his echoes between each and every Read more

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Mondscheinsonate von Beethoven (moonlight sonata): “Über Gefühle, die nur die Musik kennt”

Mondscheinsonate von Beethoven (moonlight sonata): “Über Gefühle, die nur die Musik kennt”

(if you like, there is an article of the moonlight sonata in ENGLISCH)

Es gibt diese Musikstücke, die man einmal hört, und nie wieder vergisst. Eines der Read more

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