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5 EDITORIAL Stage etiquette 6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments 8 NEWS & NOTES London Piano Festival celebrates fifth anniversary ••• National Chopin Competition announces winners ••• Hamish Milne dies aged 80 ••• and more 12 ONE TO WATCH Bulgarian pianist Emanuil Ivanov 14 IN BLACK AND WHITE How should pianists respond to negative reviews? 16 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari calls for more variety in recital programming 28 PERSONAL TOUCH Peter Donohoe shares his private passion for Mozart 33 SUN, SEA AND SONATAS Our pick of the best summer festivals for pianophiles 36 WANDERING FREE Seong-Jin Cho scales the heights of Romantic pianism

SHEET MUSIC 43-54 REPERTOIRE FOCUS Fauré’s Nocturne No 4 in E-flat 43 Masterclass by Kathryn Stott 45 Listen online 46 Know the score 55 NEW EDITION Beethoven’s piano works from Wiener Urtext Edition

62 CAPITAL IDEAS Past highlights from the London Piano Festival 64 SETTING SAIL Sweden’s new piano festival in the coastal town of Karlskrona 66 IN CONCERT Live reviews from London 69 JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY Martino Tirimo explores Beethoven’s rebellious streak 70-80 NEW RELEASES CDs, books and sheet music 82 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Lise de la Salle’s musical influences – from opera to Eric Clapton www.international-piano.com

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18 UNTOUCHABLE BEAUTY Andrey Gugnin pays homage to Leopold Godowsky with his new album of virtuoso rarities 25 KEYBOARD CONQUISTADOR Understanding the austere artistry of German pianist Wilhelm Backhaus

30 LIFE LESSONS How Anne-Marie McDermott is leading the Bravo! Vail Festival from strength to strength 38 GOING FULL STRETCH Penelope Roskell shares her warm-up sequence to release tension before practice

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