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May/June 2020

Lars Vogt revels in the complex psychological narratives of Brahms’ concertos; unorthodox Austrian pianist and classical music rebel Friedrich Gulda; how pianists are responding to the coronavirus lockdown; and 11 pages of free sheet music including Carlo Grante’s masterclass on the constantly shifting moods of Scarlatti’s dancelike Sonata in E major K216.

Plus, celebrating the meditative miniatures of solitary Catalan composer Federico Mompou; Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski introduces his new album of Scriabin’s mazurkas; putting Casio’s latest digital pianos to the test; Daniel Barenboim headlines Andermatt Winter Festival; the pros and cons of technical exercises; a Parisian jury picks the wrong winner, sending audience members wild; Cremona Piano Experience; American pianist Avery Gagliano; Javier Perianes admires the elegant playing of Alicia de Larrocha and Dinu Lipatti; and why are audiences so quick to judge pianists on social media?

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