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Alexander Kobrin – Debut in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall New York
19.12.2019
Yamaha Artist Services presents the brilliant pianist Alexander Kobrin - most noted for his win at the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2005 - in his recital debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. The program will feature piano sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as Schumann's Waldszenen.
Beginn: 19.12.2019 - 19:30

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Review Valentina Lisitsa - Tschaikowsky
For the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death, Valentina Lisitsa presents the complete works for solo piano by Tchaikovsky. The duets were recorded with her husband and duet partner Alexei Kuznetsoff. Some of the works have just recently been rediscovered and were never recorded before.

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Paul Badura Skoda dies in his 92nd year
Keeper of the Viennese sound
For more than 60 years, Paul Badura Skoda has been one of the great international pianists. His interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert are legendary. A guardian of the Viennese sound, a collector of old instruments and an enthusiastic teacher for his students.

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16th International Beethoven Piano Competition 2020
Online registration until 15th October 2019
The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is Austria's oldest and most important international piano competition, performed exclusively on a Bösendorfer Grand. Founded more than 50 years ago, it is hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

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Auburn University in Alabama selected 280VC
The Bösendorfer 280VC Vienna Concert grand piano will grace the performance space of Auburn University’s Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at its Grand Opening Festival this weekend.

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Ignaz Bösendorfer – 160th Anniversary of the Death of a Unique Entrepreneur
With a great understanding of music, exceptionally good technical aptitude and uncompromising attention to quality, Ignaz Bösendorfer created something very special: He built grand pianos that not only stood up to the new, powerful playing of pianists such as Liszt, they also inspired composers and audiences alike with their sound.

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Happy Birthday Ludwig Bösendorfer
How Progress Became Tradition!

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Journal: Juries in Competition
10.04.2019
When Skill Is the Deciding Factor
The world premiere of the Juries in Competition piano competition took place at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Between February 5 and 14, four juries delivered their verdicts—three expert juries composed of accomplished people in the piano world, complemented by an audience jury.

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Journal: Progress & Tradition
Many things involve time.
It is one of those long-awaited spring days, Roland, my friend and a Bösendorfer employee, is sitting silently behind the wheel of the car while I peer out the window. These buildings in downtown Vienna are passing us by – we are not far from Vienna’s Ringstrasse.

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André Previn
Remembering a Natural Musical Talent
Shortly before his 90th birthday André Previn died in his New York home. An exceptional artist, pianist, composer and conductor who playfully linked the two worlds of popular and classical music.

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