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Monday, May 07, 2012

Aver Dorman. Photo by Dan Seltzer
A broad array of new repertoire for solo piano is being written around the globe by composers who are represented by the Music Sales Group of companies.

In a remarkable effort, Danish composer and writer Karl Aage Rasmussen has reconstructed the unfinished Finale of Robert Schumann’s Fourth Piano Sonata in a form which makes the music performable as a meaningful whole.  Certainly no stranger to Schumann, Rasmussen has previously orchestrated the composer’s Hans Christian Andersen songs, and is author to the book ”Disturbances: Images of Robert Schumann and his Music.”

On American soil, Avner Dorman has written the contemporary piece for the competitors in the Sixth New York International Piano Competition. Entitled Three Etudes, the piece will be performed by all the pianists at the competition which includes twenty-two talented pianists aged 16-21 from around the world. The New York International Piano Competition will be held at the Manhattan School of Music, with opening ceremonies at Steinway Hall. Steinway is the official piano of The New York International Piano Competition. For more info, click here.

On May 27, actor David Hyde Pierce and pianist Emanuel Ax host a day of free events at the Chicago Symphony Center celebrating the piano, the piano etude in its many forms and pianists from near and far. They will delve into the wide array of piano repertoire with performances by special guest pianists including the world premiere of a new piece by Dmitry Yanov-Yanovsky for two pianists.  For more info, click here.

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