5 EDITORIAL Critical thinking
6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments
7 NEWS & NOTES Wigmore Hall unveils strong piano season ••• Spaniard wins Cleveland Competition ••• Remembering Spanish composer Cristóbal Halffter
10 ONE TO WATCH Montreal Competition winner Su Yeon Kim
12 IN BLACK AND WHITE Is it advisable for musicians to go public about their health challenges?
14 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari considers the perils for artists who publicly decry bad reviews
24 A NEW DAWN Cordelia Williams introduces three new projects that draw on her experiences of the pandemic
28 WELCOME RETURN London Piano Festival is back with an exciting programme for 2021
31 PIANO STUDIES News and events from conservatoires around the world
35 EDUCATION FOCUS Twelve ‘keys’ to unlock the piano repertoire Part I: Baroque/Classical SHEET MUSIC 39-44 REPERTOIRE FOCUS Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’ from
Sonata No 2 39 Masterclass with Javier Perianes 41 Know the score 45 PIANO RARITIES ‘À mon amie’ by Eduard Schütt
53 NEW EDITION ‘Siciliano’ by Bach-d’Albert from Crescendo Music Publications
58 PURE POETRY Seong-Jin Cho on Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto
60 BACH WITH A FULL HEART Exploring The Art of Fugue with Filippo Gorini
62-72 NEW RELEASES CDs, books and sheet music
74 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Sebastian Knauer hails artists who connect with audiences
16 BEYOND COOL Víkingur Ólafsson shares his struggles and success with Mozart as he launches his latest album
26 MAKING WAVES Jonathon Brown visits rural France to meet a zany company that creates floating pianos
21 UNREACHABLE TRUTH How Schnabel’s search for transcendence came to define the Austro-German school of piano playing
56 GOOD COMPANIONS? Benjamin Ivry considers the collaborative qualities that make a successful art song duo www.international-piano.com
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