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(UK) Beethoven the Pianist (Tilman Skowroneck, author) (Cambridge University Press) (2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

The widely held belief that Beethoven was a rough pianist, impatient with his instruments, is not altogether accurate: it is influenced by anecdotes dating from when deafness had begun to impair his playing. Presenting a new, detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years, this book reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments.

(CH) Fifth Edition of the Harmoniques International Congress in Lausanne «Chopin et son temps» (9-12 Sept. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 23, 2010

At the end of the 18th century, Vienna and London were the undisputed centres of piano-making, and home to distinct schools of piano-playing.

The beginning of the 19th century saw the rise of a new centre, Paris, which progressively eclipsed the other two. Nicknamed "Pianopolis", Paris in 1832 boasted more than a hundred and ninety-three piano-builders, many drawn from elsewhere in search of renown. Paris was a magnet, too, to young piano virtuosi ; it was only natural that Liszt and Chopin should be of their number.

(DE) Digitizing Sensitive Manuscripts (Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ))

Contributed by Admin on Jun 22, 2010

The art of digitizing sensitive manuscripts are partly demystified on the Munich Digitisation Centre (MDZ) website. 

(US) Early Music America Announces Annual Awards (1 June 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

(SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2010 awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments in early music.

(DE) Bach-Wettbewerb Leipzig 2010 (Bach Competition in Leipzig) (7-17 July 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 20, 2010

The XVII Leipzig Bach Competition will be held from the 7th-17th July 2010 in piano, harpsichord and violin / baroque violin.

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