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CD Presentation: Jasmine Choi & Hugh Sung
Brahms - Schumann - Reinecke
One might easily realize that most of the well-known composers of the romantic era had not composed much for the flute. To ease the sadness as a flutist, I've been performing works from the Romantic era written for other instruments since my teenage years and many of which are now considered as standard flute repertoire.

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Stephen Hough - An action to die for
An Action to die for, of Clarity and Speed and Brilliance
Stephen Hough had decided to record the complete Beethoven piano concertos live across two concerts, but plans soon changed ...

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Journal: Secession - Unity in Diversity
The zeitgeist of the Secessionists and a grand piano in the spirit of a Gesamtkunstwerk
Since the founding of Bösendorfer, famous architects, including Theophil Hansen, Anton Grosser, Josef Hoffmann, Josef Frank and Hans Hollein, have designed grand pianos for Bösendorfer time and again. Bösendorfer is reviving this tradition in the form of an “Architecture Series” and presenting the Secession model as the first grand piano of this series.Now one of the most photographed buildings in Vienna, the word Secession contains not only the building itself but also an artistic association, a style of construction and design, as well as a philosophy upon which everything is based. Inspired by this zeitgeist, of unity in diversity, the design of the Bösendorfer Secession Grand was developed.

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Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
Be embraced, millions! - Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
Beethoven is everywhere - especially in Vienna. He composed all of his masterpieces here, 1 opera, 5 piano concertos, 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, and much more and thereby cemented Vienna’s position as the musical centre of Europe. Today, Beethoven is the most frequently played composer in the world and his Ninth Symphony is the most frequently performed work worldwide. He led music of the Viennese Classical era to its highest degree of development and paved the way toward Romanticism in music.<br /> <br /> For his 250th birthday, Bösendorfer honours this great composer with a Limited Edition Grand Piano.

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Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Rapper Drake and his special Bösendorfer 280VC
Canadian Rapper Drake, had the designer and architect Ferris Rafauli build an exclusive mansion in his hometown of Toronto. Ferris Rafauli and the Japanese designer Takashi Murakami together designed an extravagant Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280VC. Drake’s new music video “Drake - Toosie Slide” was filmed on his luxury property and reached over 12 million viewers within 3 days.

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Elisabeth Waglechner wins the Salzburg Mozart Competition 2020
22-year-old Elisabeth Waglechner from Vienna wins not only the 1st prize but also the audience and special prize in the piano category.

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Bösendorfer "Architecture Series" Secession Concert Grand debuts at the 2020 US NAMM Show
A Limited Edition Collector’s Item and a Tribute to Viennese Art Nouveau
ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) — Bösendorfer unveiled the Secession 214VC Vienna Concert grand piano, the first in the company’s Architecture Series, at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim being held January 16-19, 2020.

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Grand Piano 170VC
Experience the unique qualities of the VC Technology in size 1.70 metre / 5‘7“
In 1908 Ludwig Bösendorfer himself designed the Bösendorfer 170 for the highly cultured society of Imperial Vienna. The Grand Piano 170VC leads Ludwig Bösendorfer’s inventive spirit into the next generation.

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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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