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Alice Sara Ott takes listeners on a journey through Chopin’s Préludes with her latest album; Gary Graffman on his studies with some of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and teaching some of the greatest of the 21st; Isata Kanneh-Mason explores some fascinating byways of American music for solo piano; and introducing today’s top post-classical keyboard composers who attract vast online audiences.

Plus, 10 pages of free sheet music including our masterclass on Margaret Bonds’ ‘The Valley of the Bones’; Alfred Brendel celebrates recordings that carry the listener on a journey from first note to last; why breathing matters for pianists and how to develop a good technique; a new festival celebrates Ravel’s Basque influences; taking stock of challenges and opportunities for musicians in the pandemic; Quebec’s leading piano competition reaches global audiences online; French pianist Emmanuel Despax; and what are the qualities that make a great pianist?

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