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October 2019

Daniil Trifonov completes his Rachmaninov concerto cycle with an album featuring his own transcriptions; how Schimmel became Germany’s largest piano maker; celebrating Horowitz’s 1965 comeback with previously unheard recordings; and which digital piano offers the best playing experience?

Plus, 14 pages of free sheet music with insights from Katya Apekisheva on performing the lively first movement of Mozart’s Sonata in F major; Jonathan Dove considers the challenges of writing for two pianos; Igor Levit’s complete Beethoven cycle on disc; how to realise ornaments with precision and freedom; British pianist Ivana Gavrić finds inspiration in the folksongs of her native Bosnia; Clare Hammond shares her experience of depression and how it affected her playing; Spanish pianist Juan Pérez Floristán steps in to fill a last-minute cancellation at the Proms; the unique qualities and influence of Pleyel pianos; and enigmatic virtuoso Mel Powell.

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