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- The Elgar Society releases free online archive of The Journal
Back issues of The Journal published by the Elgar Society are now available online and free of charge, opening up a 15-year archive of articles, essays and research papers to all those with an interest in Elgar and his legacy
- Martha Argerich set to perform at Manchester International Festival
World-renowned Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich is set to give a rare performance at the Bridgewater Hall on 12 July, as part of the Manchester International Festival (MIF)
- American pianist Van Cliburn dies aged 78
Van Cliburn, the American pianist, has died aged 78. He was awarded the US’s National Medal of Arts in 2010 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003, and was one of the world’s best-known performers of classical music.
- New quality seal to identify German-made pianos
The German Association of Piano Manufacturers (BVK) has created a new system to distinguish German-made pianos from copycat instruments. The move comes as an increasing number of manufacturers are falsely claiming instruments to be European made, when in fact many are produced in the Far East.
- Coming soon: London International Piano Symposium
A trio of three-day piano conferenceswill begin in February, hosted by London International Piano Symposium (LIPS),founded by Cristine MacKie, and held in association with Steinway & Sons.
Contents for International Piano
Cortot © Tully Potter Collection
The evolution of Alfred Cortot’s pianism
The Gallic muse: French piano music
Bechstein’s 160th anniversary piano
Reflections on an apprenticeship with Charles Rosen
The cult of Wladziu Liberace lives on