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La Grande Bellezza

This week’s inspiration comes from a recent movie, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty). I watched it about two weeks ago, after …

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro

Finally time for Mozart, for the first time. Some people find Mozart too childish, too light, too simple. I can sort of understand …

Schubert, Impromptu op. 142 no. 2

This weekend the mail brought a CD of Youri Egorov, a small gift from the Young Pianist Foundation. It featured Youri Egorov, …

Young Pianist Festival

From the 14th to the 24th of November Amsterdam hosts for the first time the Young Pianist Festival, for young pianists aged …

Bach – Busoni, Chaconne in D minor

Let’s start the blog with a truly magnificent piece: Bach’s chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004, as recorded by Hélène Grimaud: The sheet music …