Dec/Jan issue of Pianist out now: Festive scores, brand-new masterclasses and more

18 November 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The annual festive bumper issue of Pianist is now available - with a new-look Buyer's Guide to go alongside it


What's in this Issue?


Australian actor Cate Blanchett stars on the cover of the latest issue! She talks to editor Erica Worth about her new (and very musical...) role in new film Tár.

There are 40+ pages of Scores to get stuck in to inside – 13 scores in total, many with a wintry feel – including a movement from Liszt's Christmas Tree Suite, Tofft's 'Christmas Idyl' and Palmgren's 'Snowflakes'. Plus two magical scores by César Franck. Perfect for getting yourself into the festive spirit.

A selection of the scores are accompanied by step-by-step lessons, including a lesson by pianist Clare Hammond on Hélène de Montgeroult's Nocturne-style Etude No 110.

Elsewhere, there are masterclasses by on how to improve your sight-reading by Mark Tanner, plus Graham Fitch gives his advice on the best fingering for legato and repeated notes. Advocate teacher and pianist Penelope Roskell is also on hand to explain what healthy practice is, and how to master it.

Also inside:

Yamaha CFX – John Evans speaks to top pianists about Yamaha's flagship concert grand

 Steinway's Spiriocast – There's something new and very exciting in the house of Steinway 

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César Franck – To celebrate the French composer's 100-year anniversary, Warwick Thompson looks at the history of the man and his (sublime) music

Piano Teacher Help Desk – How to get your pupils to decide on good fingerings

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more! Take a look at Graham's latest video lesson below.

A NEW-LOOK PIANO BUYER'S GUIDE – We've decided to bring you up close and personal with the world's finest makers and retailers; expect detailed insight into the world of piano makers, plus glimpses of dazzling showrooms near you. You can download the Guide for FREE, or alternatively get a free physical copy with Pianist 129.

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