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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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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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Journal: Crowned Heads
Uneasy lies the Head that wears a Crown!
Much of what once made Austria so great is now gone. People who enjoyed great popularity are no longer with us.

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Bösendorfer Journal: The Ringstrasse
Vienna's Grand Boulevard on a Sunday Morning around 1900
If you haven’t been to the Ringstrasse, you haven’t been to Vienna. The Vienna Ringstrasse is the historical boulevard that more than any other was the lifeline of an era, a road that connected worlds.

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