biography

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.

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March 19, 2020 at 2:52pm

Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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January 4, 2020 at 9:06am

When Lang Lang was nine, his father told him to kill himself. Four years before, his father had decided that his only son should become the No 1 classical pianist in China. He gave up his job as a policeman and took his son to live in Beijing, leaving Lang Lang’s mother behind, planning to get the child into the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music.

However, his teacher in Beijing, nicknamed Professor Angry by Lang Lang, had other ideas. “Professor Angry didn’t like me and she... See More

When Lang Lang was nine, his father told him to kill himself. Four years before, his father had decided that his only son should become the No 1 classical pianist in China. He gave up his job as a policeman and took his son to live in Beijing, leaving Lang Lang’s mother behind, planning to get the child into the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music.

However, his teacher in Beijing, nicknamed Professor Angry by Lang Lang, had other ideas. “Professor Angry didn’t like me and she always gave me a hard time,” he remembers. “One afternoon she said that I had no talent, that I shouldn’t play the piano and I should go home. She basically fired me before I could even get into the conservatory!”

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