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April 2020

Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin pays homage to Leopold Godowsky with his new album of virtuoso rarities; understanding the austere artistry of German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus; 15 pages of free sheet music including Kathryn Stott’s masterclass on the magical subtleties of Fauré’s Nocturne No 4 and Wiener Urtext’s new edition of Beethoven’s piano works.

Plus, the top summer festivals for piano lovers; Penelope Roskell shares her warm-up sequence to release tension before practice; Martino Tirimo explores Beethoven’s rebellious streak; Peter Donohoe shares his private passion for Mozart; Anne-Marie McDermott leads the Bravo! Vail Festival from strength to strength; Seong-Jin Cho scales the heights of Romantic pianism; Lise de la Salle discusses her musical influences; Bulgarian pianist Emanuil Ivanov; and how should pianists respond to negative reviews?

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