Rediscovering the past: Alexander Borovsky

borovsky
Editor's note: Clavier Companion reviewed these recordings for the May/June 2018 issue. Click here to read it.  It is a delight to uncover lost gems from the last century such as Alexander Borovsky, a great 20th century pianist and teacher, and his paper entitled "The Bach Specialists of the World." Borovsky was born in Mitau, Latvia, March 8,...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Bea's Keys: Tips for teachers

Beatrice N. Carney passed away on January 28 at the age of 99 (her obituary can be found at the end of this article). Her accepted publication for Clavier Companion was written when she was 97 years old, submitted when she was 98. Her daughter wrote, informing the editors of her passing. It is our privilege to honor Bea's memory...
Continue reading
  5 Comments
Recent Comments
Minkie
I was a friend of Bea's for many years. She was the most creative, energetic, entertaining person to be around. I learned more abo... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:35
tomermiz
very smart tips and she looks like an amazing person.
Monday, 19 February 2018 01:35
Thomas
One of the firm's weak side is the real stress of the Replacement Box: meeting points between two elements, for example where a wi... Read More
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:27
5 Comments

William Gillock: A centennial retrospective

Gillock-headshot-BW-cropped
"To provide a musically thrilling experience." --Willam Gillock, on the purpose of student piano literature I often ask my piano pedagogy students to take a few moments to reflect on their motivations for being a music major. After all, studying music is challenging and time consuming, and there's no clear-cut promise of financial riches at the end...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Pianist as artist: Samuil Feinberg on the role of the performer

Feinberg-2
It's not just historically minded pianists who listen to older records. Music lovers of all sorts do. 2015 marked the first year that 'catalogue' albums, defined as any recording made more than eighteen months previous, outsold new music by 4.3 million copies.1 "Records." That's what Thomas Edison called his reproducing wax cylinders in 1888, assoc...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

The teaching legacy of Rosina Lhévinne

The teaching legacy of Rosina Lhévinne
Rosina Lhévinne found herself in an awkward position in the late 1940s. Later famous as the teacher of Van Cliburn and John Browning, among others, and as an outstanding pianist who made her debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1963 at the age of eighty-two, in 1946 she was "at a loose end." Her lifework until then had been to serve as the helpm...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Editor's note: In this issue's column we present the conclusion of one of Frances Clark's popular lectures from the 1970s—"A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy." The first part of this lecture can be found in our May/June 2013 issue.  Where can we turn to learn something more about the art of teaching? We can turn first to our own learning experienc...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy

Editor's note: In this issue's column we present the first half of one of Frances Clark's popular lectures from the 1970s—"A Philosophy of Piano Pedagogy."  Have you ever attempted the impossible? Well, that's what I'm about to do—discuss a philosophy of piano pedagogy in thirty minutes! The reason I dare attempt this is because everyone in th...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

The career challenge: Problems facing today's pianists

The career challenge: Problems facing today's pianists
The career challenge: Problems facing today's pianistsAn interview with Jacques LeiserThe twenty-first century is blessed to be an era with no shortage of talented young pianists, many of whom are armed with impressive technique and a commanding repertoire. For the pianists themselves, this poses a particular challenge. With a seemingly endless sup...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Did the piano kill Liszt?

An interview with Liszt's great-granddaughter Blandine Ollivier de Prévaux The following interview took place in 1970 and was originally published in Clavier. The valuable recollections and thoughts from a direct descendant of Liszt along with firsthand accounts from her father and grandfather make this a fascinating story—one worth reading fo...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

Opposing perspectives

Respected as a celebrated concert artist throughout his lifetime, Sergei Rachmaninoff 's compositions were not as universally appreciated until more recent years, and were in fact sharply criticized at times. In this issue, Robert Palmieri provides an illuminating retrospective as he observes Rachmaninoff 's passionate public struggle aga...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
0 Comments

About Piano Magazine

Piano Magazine is the leading resource for pianists, piano teachers, and piano enthusiasts. We bring you informative, interesting, and inspiring ideas on all aspects of piano teaching, learning, and performing. The official name of Clavier Companion magazine was changed to Piano Magazine in 2019.

Follow us on

Terms of use

Have Questions?

We are happy to help.

Editorial questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subscription questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Technical questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cron Job Starts