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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvqoqjwfv-c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoQzJVxLucs Pianist Aldo Ciccolini was born in Naples, Italy, but he had a French soul. A passionate champion of French composers, he recorded more than 50 albums, mostly of French repertoire, and along the way championed many underrepresented French composers, especially Erik Satie . Ciccolini died overnight Saturday at age 89, shortly after returning home to Asnières-sur-Seine in the Parisian suburbs from several...

Nathan Cone

An unusually balmy January day was the perfect setting for Simone Dinnerstein ’s warm embrace of music by Robert Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Franz Schubert at her Tuesday Musical Club recital. In less than a decade, Dinnerstein has captured the imagination of classical fans worldwide with her "majestic originality of vision,” according to The Independent. After the concert, Dinnerstein recalled first hearing Robert Schumann’s “Kinderszenen” at a young age while watching the...

Nathan Cone

Talk about a rising star! Pianist Ellen Pavliska did not begin piano lessons until she was 11 years old. Five years later, she was on stage with the San Antonio Symphony. Now 22, Pavliska is a student at the University of North Texas, where she has continued her studies and growth as a classical pianist. Over the holiday break, she performed a recital at the Tuesday Musical Club, playing Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, and more. You can hear excerpts of this performance below, and in full on KPAC 88...

New York is saying goodbye to another historic building. Steinway Hall, the main showroom for Steinway & Sons pianos, will be moving to a new location, leaving its home of almost 90 years on 57th Street near Carnegie Hall. The first floor has been designated a landmark and will be preserved, while the rest of the building will be torn down to build high-rise luxury condominiums. Steinway Hall was, quite literally, the shop window for Steinway pianos in New York City. When it was built in 1925...

Tuning Pianos In The Digital Age

Sep 29, 2014

Does anyone tune pianos any more? And how? Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson went to the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Mass., which offers nine-month courses in piano technology. He met Debbie Cyr , who tunes instruments and also instructs students at the school. It turns out that there is still a demand for piano tuning as many of those who practice the profession decide to retire. But piano tuners nowadays use more than tuning forks and hammers: theres an app for that. Cyr says both the...

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