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Three cheers for ……

Vienna, 1791  – a composer of piano sonatas, concertos, chamber music, symphonies, masses, requiems – and no, I’m not referring to the death of Mozart in December of that year, but to the February birth of Carl Czerny. Three cheers for Czerny. ‘Studies,’ said the two … Continue reading

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Studying the Etudes

Why does it sound so much better to perform an Etude than to perform a Study? It means the same, but perhaps the French word gives an aura of glamour and sophistication to a title which, in English, appears rather … Continue reading

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