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5 EDITORIAL Back on course

6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments

7 NEWS & NOTES Coach House Pianos opens new London showroom ••• Michelle Cann joins Curtis Institute faculty ••• Ciccolini Academy launches online competition

10 ONE TO WATCH Spanish pianist Judith Jáuregui

12 IN BLACK AND WHITE Should we reprimand performers for their behavioural quirks?

14 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari extols the enduring virtues of a good melody

31 PIANO BREAKS Summer schools and short courses for pianists in 2021

37 SOUND TRUTHS Part V – Setting your priorities straight

SHEET MUSIC 39-43 REPERTOIRE FOCUS Nimrod Borenstein’s Tango Étude 39 Masterclass with the composer 41 Know the score

45 PIANO RARITIES António Fragoso’s Prelúdio from Petite Suite

59 NEW MUSIC Reflections by Ian Higginson

56 TRAVEL Discover Schloss Elmau – Bavaria’s musical mountain hideaway

58 YOUTHFUL WISDOM Alexandre Kantorow’s insightful new album reveals him on blistering form

60 MAKING THE PIANO SING Vanessa Benelli Mosell brings a touch of operatic glamour to her playing

62-72 NEW RELEASES CDs, DVDs, books and sheet music

74 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Nelly Akopian-Tamarina lauds visionary musicians of the past

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16 NOSE FOR COMPLEXITY Pavel Kolesnikov introduces his revelatory new recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and explains his obsession with perfume

25 BEWITCHING AUDACITY Celebrating the complete recorded legacy of the untameable French pianist Samson François

21 KEYBOARD FICTION Benjamin Ivry surveys notable novels involving the piano

29 PIANO RENNAISSANCE Innovative ideas from Cremona’s Piano Experience www.international-piano.com

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