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Tamara Stefanovich
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JAN/FEB 2016

Touching complexity
Yugoslav-born pianist Tamara Stefanovich shares her passion for music with the power to irritate, shock and amaze

Mutual benefits
We explore the volatile yet often fruitful relationship between composers and their foremost interpreters

À la française
Celebrating a new generation of French pianists in London

Playing with fire
Why the wild wizardry of Vladimir Horowitz continues to divide critics

Warsaw concertos
Poetry and panache at the Chopin Competition

Subtlety and excess in the music of Messiaen

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The latter part of 2015 proved a fruitful time for piano competitions, with three of the most important – Tchaikovsky, Leeds and Chopin – all falling within the space of a few months. The Tchaikovsky, arguably the biggest of them all, took the lion’s share of publicity with record numbers of viewers on the streaming channel Medici.tv, but the others also attracted widespread interest. Music blogs and online forums were awash with speculation and debate about the juries’ decisions, while some questioned the whole enterprise of competitions for placing too much emphasis on technical perfection and flashy showmanship...

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