Tag: piano

Playing The Barre: A pianist at work

Balletopiano people! Here’s one for you. The result of a delightful chat with ballet pianist Jonathan Still. What do ballet pianists do exactly? How do dancers hear music differently to musicians? For more pieces like this – subscribe to Listen…

18th-Century Sunshine

François Couperin, Les Barricades Mistérieuses as played by French pianist Alexandre Tharaud.

The Artist’s Curse or Madness’ Cure?

While doing some TV watching via the interwebs this weekend, Miss Mussel stumbled upon a Horizon documentary entitled Mad but Glad that explores the idea of the mad genius. It’s a bit of a chicken and egg problem that is…

Introducing: Nora LeChat

Miss Mussel has been reading classical music blogs long enough to know that people have been aware of this emerging young pianist for some time. Her fearlessness in programming aleatoric music and finely honed instincts for pushing the boundaries of…