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Duel Pianists – Liszt and Thalberg

Liszt’s 200th birthday falls this week on Saturday 22 October, and on Wednesday at Hatchlands in Surrey I’m giving a recital on an 1845 Erard piano signed by Thalberg, his greatest rival. ‘Old Arpeggio’ was the nickname given to Sigismund Thalberg because of a … Continue reading

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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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