The Top 10 Classical-Era Piano Concertos: #5-1

Reaching the end of the concerto-ranking journey (I won't be doing the Baroque), I think my biggest takeaway is a huge surge in appreciation for Mozart. His piano concertos are just a really incredible body of work. I also applied a more analytical eye to Beethoven concertos that I had grown up loving but hadn't... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gems: Clementi – Sonata in B minor, Op. 40, No. 2

When you hear the name Muzio Clementi, what comes to mind? Those six charming little sonatinas that have been and will be played by young pianists for perpetuity? Gradus ad Parnassum? Introduction to the Art of Playing the Pianoforte? Unfortunately, Clementi’s legacy as a pedagogue has completely overshadowed his other, considerable contributions to the art... Continue Reading →

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