20 November 2023
By Ellie Palmer
The brand-new December/January issue of Pianist, full of festive scores to learn, is now available worldwide
The Dec/Jan issue of Pianist (135) is now available worldwide!
This festive themed issue contains plenty of Christmassy scores to get stuck in to, including No 10 from Franz Liszt's Christmas Tree Suite, A Dream about Silent Night by Carl Nielsen, Melanie Spanswick's Christmas Rock, and Derry Bertenshaw's jazzy arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter. You can stream recordings all of this issue's scores here.
There are also step-by-step lessons from our expert teacher-pianists on Adolph Henselt's Repos d'amour Op 2 No 4, Robert Schumann's The Prophet Bird, and Bedřich Smetana's Piece in G.
Also released with this festive issue is our brand-new 2024 Piano Buyer's Guide.
Each year, we put together up to 100+ pages of the latest insight into the world's top piano makers alongside plenty of purchasing advice. Our goal? To help you find your dream piano.
Regardless of your budget, your level and your tastes, there is something for everyone inside this guide; from more affordable digital pianos, to mid-range uprights, all the way up the newest and most lavish grand pianos. The Buyer's Guide is included in all Pianist subscriber copies, as well as UK newsstand copies. It's also available digitally here.
Korean-American popstar pianist Chloe Flower, who seems to be here, there and everywhere at the moment, stars on the cover of our new issue. Inside, she opens up about how she fell in love with the piano as early as 2-years-old, how Liberace has inspired her, near-death experiences, her work outside of music, and a life full of 'Chloincidences'.
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Chloe is a Steinway Artist as well as a Sony Masterworks recording artist. She shot to fame in 2019 after her stonking Grammys performance with rapper Cardi B and has since released two albums; self-titled 'Chloe Flower' (2021), which debuted at #4 on the Classical Billboard Charts, and 'Chloe Hearts Christmas' (2023), her brand-new holiday album.
Elsewhere inside the new issue of Pianist, we have masterclasses on arm weight and trills, an investigation into the link between the piano and the mind, why you should take a piano exam, plus a look to the year ahead.