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December 2019

Irish pianist Barry Douglas pairs works by Tchaikovsky with other Russian masterpieces for his latest recording project; exploring the defining features of the Russian School of pianism; marking the centenary of the undeservedly neglected Soviet composer Mieczysław Weinberg; and surveying the legacy of pianist and scholar Paul Badura-Skoda.

Plus, how Bechstein is taking silent pianos to the next level; 11 pages of free sheet music including Vanessa Latarche’s masterclass on Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major; adventurous record label Odradek puts artists at the centre of its business model; introducing Amsterdam’s new centre for chamber music; Iyad Sughayer on the music of Khachaturian; an insider’s tour of Forsyth Music in Manchester; exploring ways to interpret accents; Polish pianist Szymon Nehring; virtuosic jazz phenomenon Ahmad Jamal; and highlights from Warsaw’s Chopin and his Europe festival.

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