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March 21, 2020 at 3:26pm

British pianist Hamish Milne passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend.

Milne was a piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music up until his death.

He was one of Britain's leading pianists over the last few decades, and was renowned for his recordings of the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. The recordings were produced by CRD Records back in 1975.

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British pianist Hamish Milne passed away at the age of 80 over the weekend.

Milne was a piano professor at the Royal Academy of Music up until his death.

He was one of Britain's leading pianists over the last few decades, and was renowned for his recordings of the Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. The recordings were produced by CRD Records back in 1975.

#HamishMilne #death #professor #biography #HyperionRecords #discography #interview #teacher #bach #NikolaiMedtner

March 14, 2020 at 7:54am
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Gavin Koh

Groan-ah-virus!

March 14, 2020 at 4:13pm
March 10, 2020 at 12:31am

Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform.

Register to perform now!

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Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform.

Register to perform now!

#Bach #BachInTheSubway #BachInTheSubway2020 #birthday #anniversary #celebration #performing #public

March 6, 2020 at 2:36pm

A piano prodigy who made his professional debut at age 12, Peter Serkin seemed destined from childhood to carry on the legacy of his father, Rudolf Serkin, one of the 20th century’s most revered pianists.

But while the elder Serkin was celebrated for breathing new life into Beethoven and other old masters, his son became known for championing the work of 20th-century composers such as Oliver Knussen, Toru Takemitsu, Stefan Wolpe and his childhood friend Peter Lieberson, even as he... See More

A piano prodigy who made his professional debut at age 12, Peter Serkin seemed destined from childhood to carry on the legacy of his father, Rudolf Serkin, one of the 20th century’s most revered pianists.

But while the elder Serkin was celebrated for breathing new life into Beethoven and other old masters, his son became known for championing the work of 20th-century composers such as Oliver Knussen, Toru Takemitsu, Stefan Wolpe and his childhood friend Peter Lieberson, even as he worked to reveal rich new textures in the classical repertoire so cherished by his father.

Serkin, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 72, played everything from Bach to Berio and Mozart to Messiaen, sometimes using a 19th-century fortepiano to perform period works.

#prodigy #PeterSerkin #RudolfSerkin #beethoven #OliverKnussen #ToruTakemitsu #StefanWolpe #cancer #bach #mozart #20thCentury

February 12, 2020 at 7:48pm

Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

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Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

#Bach #AnnaMagdalena #MariaBarbara #DoYouKnow

January 18, 2020 at 8:31pm

Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

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Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

#MasaakiSuzuki #Bach #prelude #chorale #church #baroque

January 7, 2020 at 6:37pm

To celebrate Bach's 334th birthday, on 21 March 2019, IT giant Google released its first AI-powered Doodle, which allows music lovers to input their custom melody.

The software, created between Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, then uses machine learning to harmonise the custom melody into Bach's signature music style.

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To celebrate Bach's 334th birthday, on 21 March 2019, IT giant Google released its first AI-powered Doodle, which allows music lovers to input their custom melody.

The software, created between Google Magenta and Google PAIR teams, then uses machine learning to harmonise the custom melody into Bach's signature music style.

#bach #birthday #ArtificialIntelligence #ai #doodle #celebrate #anniversay

January 4, 2020 at 9:01am

“It inspires you, it grows your imagination, it nourishes you in places that go beneath words and beneath pictures and images… it’s something that kind of polishes your soul.”

In his first book, the harrowing memoir Instrumental, the concert pianist James Rhodes made clear the role that music played in saving his life.

For his second book, How to Play the Piano, Rhodes decided to pass on a short-cut to his readers; creating a guide that would enable anyone – whether they had... See More

“It inspires you, it grows your imagination, it nourishes you in places that go beneath words and beneath pictures and images… it’s something that kind of polishes your soul.”

In his first book, the harrowing memoir Instrumental, the concert pianist James Rhodes made clear the role that music played in saving his life.

For his second book, How to Play the Piano, Rhodes decided to pass on a short-cut to his readers; creating a guide that would enable anyone – whether they had learned the instrument before or not – to play a well-known Bach prelude in six weeks. “It’s deceptively simple, and there are so many ways you can play it,” he enthuses of the piece.

#JamesRhodes #methodology #learning #bach #prelude #memoir #book

December 8, 2019 at 11:21pm

The medal will be awarded to Ms. Hewitt in recognition of her international standing and contribution to Wigmore Hall over the past 35 years.

Pianist Angela Hewitt is set to be awarded the Wigmore Medal in a ceremony on 2 June 2020. The medal will be presented immediately after the final concert of her Bach Odyssey – a four-season survey of the composer’s complete keyboard works, across 12 concerts, which began in 2016. Her next performance of the Odyssey will be at Wigmore Hall on 28... See More

The medal will be awarded to Ms. Hewitt in recognition of her international standing and contribution to Wigmore Hall over the past 35 years.

Pianist Angela Hewitt is set to be awarded the Wigmore Medal in a ceremony on 2 June 2020. The medal will be presented immediately after the final concert of her Bach Odyssey – a four-season survey of the composer’s complete keyboard works, across 12 concerts, which began in 2016. Her next performance of the Odyssey will be at Wigmore Hall on 28 March.

The Canadian pianist has given over 80 performances at Wigmore Hall since her debut back in 1985. It has been a mainstay venue throughout her career. The Wigmore Medal will be awarded to Hewitt in the same year that she receives the City of Leipzig Bach Medal – the first woman and only the second pianist to receive the award.

#AngelaHewitt #WigmoreHall #WigmoreMedal #CityofLeipzigBachMedal #bach

November 23, 2019 at 8:17am

In a Peanuts strip (published February 22, 1952), when Schroeder begins playing the piano, Charlie Brown says "You've heard of Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven, right? Well from now on it's going to be Schubert, Schumann, and Schroeder.

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In a Peanuts strip (published February 22, 1952), when Schroeder begins playing the piano, Charlie Brown says "You've heard of Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven, right? Well from now on it's going to be Schubert, Schumann, and Schroeder.

#peanuts #comics #ThreeBs #bach #beethoven #brahms #schroeder

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