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March/April 2019

Nikolai Lugansky shares memories of his childhood in Moscow and explores the affinities between French and Russian composers at the turn of the 20th century; unveiling the world’s first 108-key piano by Australian maker Stuart & Sons; the towering brilliance of Clara Schumann; and Clare Hammond rediscovers the keyboard music of Josef Mysliveček.

Plus, mastering the art of voicing in Bach to the Impressionists and beyond; exploring Schumann’s deeply private yet passionate Fantasy; this summer’s crop of international festivals, from Florida’s Gulf Coast to the tidal flats of Northern Germany; Russian pianist Daria Parkhomenko takes the laurels at Romania’s Enescu Competition; Alexander Soares on memorising contemporary music; a new course for pianists in the idyllic countryside of southwest France; sheet music for Isaac Albéniz’s Sous le palmier; Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer; protean jazz stylist Brad Mehldau; and can competition juries ever be objective?

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