Jan 13, 2020 • 20 min read
With so many stories surrounding Mozart and his family, it is difficult to know exactly what is true and what has been "embellished" overtime... Here is a list of some of the most famous stories about Mozart and our verdict on each one!
Jan 6, 2020 • 3 min read
Did you know that a few master piano pieces we know today were actually written when the composers were in their teens? It shows that maturity and emotional depth don't necessarily depend on age. You might be in for quite a surprise...
Nov 11, 2019 • 6 min read
It's that time of the year again. Whether you want to set the right mood at home or you know you'll be asked to perform at parties, the following are the best classical piano pieces. Made to impress, not to annoy.
Oct 28, 2019 • 10 min read
Even the most experienced pianists often ask themselves the same question: is my practice really efficient? Here is a list of the 5 most common mistakes pianists usually make when practicing their repertoire.
Sep 11, 2019 • 18 min read
Let's take a quick look at the history and facts about the 10 most famous pianos manufacturers: Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Fazioli, Kawai, Bechstein, Baldwin, Blüthner, Mason & Hamlin, and Stuart & Sons.
Aug 31, 2019 • 11 min read
A deep dive into one of the most famous musical genres of all, the waltz. Based on a dance with the same name, waltzes are deeply rooted in western culture with some celebrated pop examples.
Aug 1, 2019 • 12 min read
Most classical composers are now recognized as true geniuses, whom no one would dare criticize. But when they were alive that was a whole different story. Let's take a look at some of classical music's worst reviews.
Aug 1, 2019 • 14 min read
If composers like Chopin were alive today they would certainly be making a lot of money, but that was not always the case in their lifetime. Chopin's letters give us a sneak peek into his finances and how much he actually made.
Jul 4, 2019 • 9 min read
A deeper look into the Bach's family from the perspective of who kept it all together: the talented and forgotten Anna Magdalena Bach.
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min read
Two of the most influential and celebrated pianists and composers of all time crossed paths in an event that is largely unknown to the public. Franz Liszt describes in detail his meeting with Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1823.
Jun 9, 2019 • 7 min read
The word ‘Prelude’ comes directly from the Latin praeludere – "to play beforehand". And that, for several centuries, was its function.
May 20, 2019 • 9 min read
Maybe you've heard about these two terms, may not. Regardless, you have for sure listened and/or played them many many times. Let's dive in to understand what they are!
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