19 January 2024
By Ellie Palmer
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana adorns our first cover of 2024
The February/March 2024 issue of Pianist is now on sale.
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana adorns our first cover of 2024 as she unveils her brand new album. Plus, we have masterclasses on rubato and singing while you play, 40+ pages of scores, dissecting the fiddly topic of catalogue numbers, an investigation into the 'afterlife' of pianos and so much more... including info on our brand-new membership: Pianist Prime!
✔ Beatrice Rana – The determined Italian pianist talks to Jessica Duchen about falling in love with Beethoven (at last)
✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES – From beginner to advanced, this issue’s collection features a feisty Beethoven
Bagatelle, a heartbreaking Bortkiewicz Consolation, Schubert’s final Moment musical and much more
✔ Masterclass 1 – Mark Tanner on the pros of singing while you play
✔ Masterclass 2 – Graham Fitch discusses the subtle ebb and flow of rubato
✔ Step-by-Step Lessons – Samantha Ege guides you through a gorgeous Andante from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, plus lessons on Liszt's arrangement of Widmung and a Classical sonatina movement by Latour
✔ What is Difficulty? – A deep dive into the complexities behind the grading system – taking examples from this issue’s scores
✔ Catalogue Numbers – Why do the numbers (and letters) of pieces we learn matter? And why do the types vary? Colin Clarke reveals all
✔ A Piano's Afterlife – Warwick Thompson takes us on a colourful tour of what happens to our beloved pianos after their sell-by date
✔ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS for all levels – from Graham Fitch, Chenyin Li, Tim Stein, Martin James Bartlett and more! Watch Graham's latest video lesson below
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