International Piano is a unique bi-monthly publication written for and loved by pianists and discerning fans of piano music all over the world.

Each bi-monthly issue includes interviews with top pianists and rising talent, performance tips, news, features, analysis and comment. You will find exclusive tutorials by concert artists, in-depth articles on piano recordings and repertoire, masterclasses on piano technique, and festival, concert and competition reports from around the globe.

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Ronald Brautigam (Photo: Marco Borggreve)
Ronald Brautigam (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

September/October 2015

Cover story
Pianist and fortepianist Ronald Brautigam describes his 'pragmatic' approach to period performance

Personal touch
Boris Giltburg introduces his new Beethoven sonatas disc

Festival focus
Rolf Hind's Occupy the Pianos return to London

Small wonders
Exploring the art of the toy piano

Dynastic order
Is genius genetic?

The Bebung touch

Take five
Freedom and lyricism in the jazz of Paul Bley

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