Pianist 137 Apr/May 2024

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The iconic Marc-André Hamelin stars on the cover of our spring issue! Our Apr/May issue has spring content aplenty, with seasonal scores from beginner to advanced, masterclasses on quick studies and inventing your own exercises, plus a deep dive into composers who love to write about spring.

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✔ Marc-André Hamelin – Jessica Duchen talks to the artist about his eclectic range of repertoire – his own Variations on a Theme of Paganini included

✔ 40+ PAGES OF SCORES – Nature and sunny days in abundance within this issue’s scores section! Not one but THREE Lyric Pieces from Grieg are included, plus Daffodil from Gurlitt, March (Song of the Lark) from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky and plenty more

✔ Masterclass 1 – Mark Tanner on speeding up your sight reading

✔ Masterclass 2 – Graham Fitch discusses how to create exercises within your pieces

✔ Step-by-Step Lessons – Melanie Spanswick looks at the quirky dissonances in a Bartók miniature, plus lessons on MacDowell’s In the Woods and Mendelssohn's famous Song without Words

✔ Spring is in the Air – From rainy days in Paris to balmy Danish sunsets, Colin Clarke uncovers a plethora of music for those with spring in mind

✔ Learning the Lyrics – Exploring the history of Grieg’s famous Lyric Pieces, with playing advice for the three Lyrics appearing inside Scores

✔ Pedagogues of the Piano – Who uses the teaching material of pedagogues Couperin, CPE Bach, Czerny and the rest? And is it actually any good? Warwick Thompson investigates

✔ 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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