Jul 31, 2020 • 8 min read
A quick glance at the Romantic period in music, with a special focus on the role of piano and the compositions that characterized this time in history.
Jun 14, 2020 • 5 min read
Playing the piano is hard. While this statement is absolutely true, there are a number of pieces that are actually easy to learn but sound very impressive, especially (shhh) for those who don't know much about it.
Jun 7, 2020 • 8 min read
In February 1854, Robert Schumann attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge over the Rhine river. The following is an account of this tragic event and the final years of one of the greatest composers of all time.
May 7, 2020 • 5 min read
Both composers, ironically born on the same day May 7th, never missed a chance to express their disdain for each other's music. Let's have a look at some of what they had to say!
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.
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