12 December 2022
By Ellie Palmer
Need some inspiration? Take a look at our suggestions below, ranging from new albums, to repertoire, to accessories and more.
Eric Lu – Schubert Piano Sonatas
2018 Leeds International Piano Competition winner Eric Lu has a brand-new album out just in time for Christmas. Lu's album of Schubert pairs two of his greatest sonatas - D 784 in A minor, written in 1823, and D 959 in A major, written in 1828, the last year of the composer's short life; complementing them is the Allegretto in C minor D 915, dating from 1827.
Alim Beisembayev – Liszt Transcendental Études
Coincidentally, Eric Lu's Leeds successor, Alim Beisembayev, also has a new album out. Liszt's famous Transcendental Études are the star of the show in this Warner Classics release. Born in Kazakhstan and trained primarily in the UK, Beisembayev has been praised by leading critics for the spellbinding polish and maturity of his playing.
Maurizio Pollini – Beethoven Late Sonatas
The great Maurizio Pollini is back, this time with Beethoven's Late Sonatas: Piano Sonata No 28 in A Major, Op 101 Piano Sonata No 29 in B-Flat Major, and Op 106 'Hammerklavier'.
'The pianist’s severe, analytical style engages with two of the most challenging works in the repertoire to produce a disc of compelling, muscular authority.' -The Guardian
Treble Clef Beanie
Enjoy this super comfortable double cuff beanie with Treble Clef embroidered on front, available in multiple colours. Made with 100% soft-touch acrylic.
Love Piano Gift Set
Featuring an elegant bone china mug with a section of Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique printed on in black, an upright piano hanging decoration with black hanging thread, and an upright piano model magnet.
Primo Piano – Easy Piano Music for Adults
A wonderful and diverse selection of many evergreen pieces in simplified versions, along with corresponding fingerings.
Chord Crash Course: A Teach Yourself Piano Book for Older Beginners and Adults
Through simple diagrams and step by-step instruction, you will learn music’s most powerful and universal patterns, including chords, arpeggios, intervals, Alberti bass, rock rhythms, pop progressions and so much more.
The Faber Music Jazz Piano Anthology
A timeless collection of some of the best Jazz music ever written, beautifully presented in progressive order and specially arranged for the intermediate pianist. Featuring Jazz favourites such as Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, My Baby Just Cares For Me, I Got Rhythm, My Funny Valentine and many more.
ABRSM Pop Performer! Piano
Chart-topping and classic pop songs that have been expertly selected and arranged by some of the UK’s leading figures in piano and pop pedagogy. Available in two options: Grade Initial-3 and Grades 4-5.