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Pianist 138

June-July 2024

The next issue of Pianist goes on sale 19 July 2024





4 Editor’s Note Legacy of a legend 6 Readers’ LettersA ‘no’ to facial expressions but a ‘yes’ to Marc-André Hamelin! 6 Summer LearningRead about the courses on offer at PIANO WEEK this summer 8 Pianist at Work Erica Worth speaks to Paul Wee about his new Romantic concertos album 10 Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Jessica Duchen talks to the fifth of the celebrated musical siblings about her debut recording for Sony Classical 14 How to Play Masterclass 1

Mark Tanner shows you how to break out of your comfort zone 16 How to Play Masterclass 2

Graham Fitch on getting your pieces up to performance level 20 How to Play 1 Melanie

Spanswick addresses ‘swaying branches’ in a work by Dunhill

21 How to Play 2 It’s all about creating some fantastic sparkle in this addictive Rondo by Clementi, says Nils Franke 22 How to Play 3 Guest writer

Gareth Owen helps you bring Chopin’s elegant Waltz in C sharp minor to life 26 The Scores Lots to delve into inside this issue’s scores section, including three pieces of varying levels by Russian composer Samuil Maykapar 66 PIANIST PRIME Access to hundreds of issues, free piano webinars and more! 67 Piano Teacher Help Desk

What to do when your pupil turns up without their music? Kathryn is full of ideas 68 Who was Samuil Maykapar?

His music is so much more than the easy pieces written for the beginner-level pianist, says Matthew Mills, who takes us on a journey through the Romantic composer’s life and works

72 How to Warm Up Most teachers advise exercises before we begin our ‘real’ practice. Are they right? John Evans asks the experts 75 Subscribe Save up to 35% when you subscribe to Pianist today (print and digital) 76 Truly,Madly,Schumann

Burkard Schliessmann on recording the works of Schumann for his 3-CD album 78 Composers’ Own Keyboards

Warwick Thompson finds out what we can learn about the great composers via the instruments they owned (or hired!) 81 Album Reviews Five stars for

Andrey Gugnin’s Grieg and Nikolai Lugansky’s Wagner transcriptions – with impressive releases by both Nelson Goerner and Kirill Gerstein 82 Sheet Music Review Secret gardens and Venezuelan treasures are just two of the books reviewed inside this issue

Cover image: © Johanna Berghorn/Sony Music. This page, left to right: © Johanna Berghorn/Sony Music (Kanneh-Mason); © Benjamin Ealovega (Wee) Notice: Every effort has been made to secure permission for copyrighted material in this magazine, however, should copyrighted material inadvertently have been used, copyright acknowledgement will be made in a later issue of the magazine.



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