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August 2019

Mariam Batsashvili introduces her debut album of Chopin and Liszt; Isata Kanneh-Mason celebrates the legacy of Clara Schumann; top talent at this year’s Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow; the best specialist piano restoration companies and the pros and cons of overhauling an old instrument; and the final instalment of our survey of films featuring pianist protagonists.

Plus, Ivan Ilić puts a spotlight on Antoine Reicha’s little-known Harmonie and New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn finds inspiration in nature in this month’s free sheet music; Jonathan Biss chooses the recordings that have touched him most deeply; busting myths surrounding sound production and tone colour; top sheet music apps for pianists; Israeli pianist Tom Borrow; Erroll Garner, creator of the biggest-selling jazz piano album of all time; and should pianists be chided for having limited repertoires?

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