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Bach Inventions and Sinfonias from Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein's new album of Bach Inventions and Sinfonias is inspiring and instructive for adult piano students; here's our review, with audio clips. »

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The Making of The Cohen Variations

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and composer Daniel Felsenfeld discuss the making of The Cohen Variations, with its inner voices and counterpoint, in this video. »

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Simone Dinnerstein Plays The Cohen Variations

In this video, Simone Dinnerstein plays The Cohen Variations, a piano solo composed by Daniel Felsenfeld and based on the 1967 Leonard Cohen song “Suzanne.” »

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Reliving our Own Time with Voices of Light

In an interview about Voices of Light, composer Richard Einhorn explains the story behind each section of the oratorio, interspersed with MP3s to listen to. »

Pulling Bach’s Music into 21st Century

Bach, one of the masters of polyphony, influenced 22-year-old Irish composer Louis Ryan in his composition of fresh, contemporary etudes for the piano. »

Classical Piano Music Infused with Traditional Irish Singing

Young, Dublin-based composer Louis Ryan explains how his modern-day polyphonic études for piano were influenced by traditional Irish folk singing, Sean Nós. »

The Great Recordings of Scenes from Childhood

The Great Recordings of Scenes from Childhood

Relearning the Träumerei from Schumann's Scenes from Childhood, an adult piano student studies recordings of concert pianists to deepen her interpretation. »

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Classical Piano Music with Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt's performance of the Debussy Clair de Lune showcases elements of interpretation, intention, and concentration useful to adult piano students. »

Simone Dinnerstein’s Sound for Adult Piano Lessons

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's 2012 album of Bach and Schubert music, Something Almost Being Said, provides inspirational listening for adult piano students. »

Martha Argerich and Tempo Rubato

Martha Argerich and Tempo Rubato

Tempo rubato, literally "stolen time," can be difficult to express in piano music. Martha Argerich's Chopin recordings offer helpful, inspiring examples. »

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When Your Piano Teacher Is a Composer

Having Seymour Bernstein, the composer of New Pictures at an Exhibition, as a piano teacher got Mark Cannon interested in more modern classical piano music. »

The Solace of Classical Piano Music

The Solace of Classical Piano Music

In this interview, amateur pianist Ria Carlo discusses her CD, playing lesser-known composers like Samuel Barber, and recording on a Yamaha S4 grand piano. »