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5 EDITORIAL Time for reflection

6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments

7 NEWS & NOTES Remembering jazz giant Chick Corea ••• Gabriela Montero to headline London Piano Festival ••• Celebrated teacher Dmitri Bashkirov dies aged 89 ••• Hastings Competition moves to 2022

10 ONE TO WATCH French pianist Vincent Larderet

12 IN BLACK AND WHITE Is sombre music appropriate for a pandemic?

14 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari berates artists who publish boring biographies

28 PERFECTLY POISED Lise de la Salle takes listeners on a whistle-stop tour of global dance forms

34 SOUND OF SILENCE Introducing Schimmel’s new TwinTone silent system

36 VIRTUAL REALITY Modartt impresses with the latest version of its Pianoteq software

39 SOUND TRUTHS Part VII – Sustaining a lifetime’s relationship with the piano

SHEET MUSIC 41-52 REPERTOIRE FOCUS Two nocturnes by Thomas de Hartmann 41 Masterclass with Elan Sicroff 43 Know the score

55 NEW MUSIC Slovak Dances by Peter Breiner

60 ODES TO JOY Boris Giltburg completes his Beethoven 32 project

62 ONLINE EVENTS Streamed performances from around the world

64-72 NEW RELEASES CDs, DVDs and sheet music

74 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Cyprien Katsaris identifies five recordings that fed his artistic development

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16 PLAYFUL ADVENTURER Kirill Gerstein looks for silver linings in the pandemic and explains how Debussy and Mozart have helped him stay positive

21 PRIMAL INSTINCT Martha Argerich continues to provoke audiences with her rare combination of musical talents, even as she turns 80

25 GRAND DAME Bryce Morrison assesses the recorded legacy of 96-year-old American virtuoso Ruth Slenczynska

31 HISTORIC RESONANCES We visit the workshop of fortepiano builder Paul McNulty, hidden in a small town in the Czech countryside

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