Best recordings for pianists


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. »


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. »

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. »


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. »

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. »