“All our pianos have their own character and a lot of them are from famous makers. Bill is getting older and at some point this collection will die. From my point of view I would like to see him get an apprentice to learn about it so the collection can carry on. We cannot do anything more with it or raise funds until we have a building. Because everything is so crammed it is soul destroying even to go and look at it.”
A weekly exploration of classical music’s piano greats hosted by pianist, teacher and author David Dubal, who brings his unique perspective to the near and far corners of the piano repertoire.
Together with Audi, the distinguished German automobile manufacturer, Bösendorfer has created a new design grand.
3rd – 5th October 2014
Applications are now open for the NIJPC 2014!
- Performances at some of the Worlds leading jazz venues including Ronnie Scotts london, 606 London, and Jazzland Vienna + others.
- A Recording Session.
- An interview with Pianist Magazine and a track on their covermount CD.
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Franz Schubert (1797-1828) at the piano, playing for his friends while some of them sing. Appreciation of Schubert’s music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, as on the Etude cover, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades immediately after his death.
Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you can take a difficult passage, work on it for a bit, get it sounding pretty good, but return to the practice room the next day to discover that you’re back at square 1? That nothing has really changed? And despite how good it sounded yesterday, now it sounds just as bad as it did before you worked on it?
Most of us can live with “two steps forward, one step back.” It’s the “two steps forward, two steps back” that makes us want to tear our hair out.
So what are we to do?
Are we just supposed to keep at it and learn how to be more patient? Or is there a different way to practice that can make these improvements more permanent?
A piano is not just a musical instrument but also a piece of furniture that becomes the focal point of the room.
A piano hits all the right notes in the homes of those who have musicality in mind. But, being a proficient piano player isn’t a prerequisite to having a music room, which can bring a note of sophistication to your house.
Not only can a piano be a key furnishing, it also becomes the focal point of the room in which it is placed, says Robert Berger, spokesman for Steinway & Sons in New York City.
My sister just added a beautiful black upright piano to her home. It has turned her place into a musical hot spot for family and friends and has me thinking about getting one. But where would I put it, and how do I design a room with it?
If you have a new or used piano or are pondering the idea, here are some tips on finding a stylish place where your piano sounds and looks great.