Should we care if Chopin was gay?
Debating the sexuality of musical icons offers a fuller and more tolerant understanding of our formative cultural influences,Read More
‘Women didn’t compose back then’ – or did they?
Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege urges music lovers to explore the wealth of repertoire by Black women composers as she launches...
Will the piano industry survive the pandemic?
Some of Europe’s oldest companies are piano manufacturers. Steinway, Bechstein, Blüthner and Bösendorfer were all established around the mid-19th century.Read More
Tuning in to audiences at Piano Cleveland
How can classical music engage new audiences and keep them coming back? Piano Cleveland president Yaron Kohlberg considers some solutions
In 2015,Read More
Chopin’s so-called Raindrop Prelude
Could Chopin’s so-called Raindrop Prelude be a case of mistaken identity?
Jeremy Nicholas investigates
Chopin’s Prelude Op 28 No 15 will probably be more familiar to...
The public piano: friend or foe?
The rise of the street piano is not always cause for celebration, argues Benjamin Ivry
Can a digital keyboard ever hope to match the glories of the acoustic piano? Dawn Elizabeth Howells weights up the arguments
Order of merit
Classical pianists are often promoted as ‘internationally renowned’ when they are in fact nothing of the kind. Jeremy Nicholas pleads for credit only where...