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 IPSO17_001_Cover_OM0908.inddSeptember/October 2017

Boris Giltburg explores how his Russian roots have deeply influenced his cultural and artistic outlook, and explains why the music of Rachmaninov never fails to move him; we catch up with pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy as he celebrates his 80th birthday; and the development of piano music and pianism in Russia in the turbulent years leading up to the October Revolution of 1917.

Also, Sam Haywood on quintessential English piano repertoire; the top university and conservatoire courses for pianists in the UK and US; how to improve rapid repeated note technique; reports from the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and free sheet music of Franz Behr’s Turtle Dove Polka.

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