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IPMA18_001_Cover0202OM 0602KC.inddMarch/April 2018

Pianistic polymath Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings a spirit of adventure to Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux; Paul Roberts explores Debussy’s fascination with visual imagery in the composer’s centenary year; IP celebrates the 80th birthday of virtuoso and activist Frederic Rzewski; and rare treats at Husum’s annual piano festival in northern Germany.

 

Plus, Cliburn Competition winner Yekwon Sunwoo; piano festivals around the world in 2018; the best recordings of Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse; Margaret Fingerhut receives a special wedding gift by Schumann; Boris Berezovsky shares his favourite tracks; why less is more for jazz improvisation; playing arpeggios with ease and grace; sheet music from John Burge’s Twenty-Four Preludes; jazz legend Nat King Cole; and was Charles-Valentin Alkan a minor figure or composer of genius?

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