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5 EDITORIAL Matters of judgement 6 LETTERS Your thoughts and comments 7 NEWS & NOTES Steinway launches Royal Albert Hall Edition ••• PianoLink Competition winners announced in Cremona ••• Ólafsson begins residency with Iceland Symphony Orchestra 10 ONE TO WATCH Leeds Competition winner Alim Beisembayev 12 IN BLACK AND WHITE What purpose does music criticism serve? 14 ILL-TEMPERED CLAVIER Charivari advocates a diversity agenda that puts talent at its heart 28 FEMININE ENERGY French pianist Lydia Jardon on why women foster greater fluidity in piano playing 30 TANGIBLE ENCHANTMENT British pianist Oliver Poole shares his love of Phoenix instruments 35 EDUCATION FOCUS Twelve ‘keys’ to unlock the piano repertoire – Part III: Late Romantic

SHEET MUSIC 39-45 REPERTOIRE FOCUS ‘Bruyères’ from Debussy’s Préludes 39 Masterclass with Vanessa Benelli

Mosell 41 Know the score 47 PIANO RARITIES Two Mazurkas by Józef Krogulski 51 NEW EDITION Beethoven’s Klavierstücke from Wiener Urtext

58 COMPETITION FOCUS Leeds honours its founder and looks to the future 61 IN CONCERT Recitals from Gstaad Menuhin Festival 62-72 NEW RELEASES CDs, books and sheet music 74 MUSIC OF MY LIFE Dutch pianist Joop Celis looks back over a lifetime of inspirational listening

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SPECIAL FEATURES 41 WARNER

16 MEASURED JOURNEY Piotr Anderszewski explains how a long process of introspection led him to find freedom in Bach’s ‘48’ 21 BON VIVEUR Bryce Morrison marks the centenary of Swiss-Hungarian pianist Géza Anda

25 THE ONE AND ONLY MADAME Janina Fialkowska recalls her studies in Paris with Yvonne Lefébure 32 COMPETITIONS DIARY Piano prizes around the world in 2022 and beyond

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