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IP-MayJune-2018-1May/June 2018

From transcriptions by Liszt and Busoni to new commissions from her own contemporaries, the brilliant young French pianist Lise de la Salle tells IP how J S Bach has inspired her programming across three centuries of piano repertoire; the revolutionary role of the piano in the French protests of 1968; and do technical terms deter listeners?

 

Plus, Schumann’s last piano sonata receives its belated premiere; Yevgeny Sudbin introduces his new recording of Rachmaninov concertos; Leeds International Piano Competition enters a new era; the rules of pedalling; tradition meets innovation at Blüthner Pianos in Leipzig; Francesco Piemontesi sets out on a survey of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage; Tyler Hay plays the music of John Ogden; piano highlights at Musikmesse 2018; British jazz giant Stan Tracey; and sheet music from The Raymond Variations by S G Potts.

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