A Canadian writer and teacher with a focus on historical piano recordings and the shifting tides of interpretation, Mark Ainley has written about a number of important pianists. His research about Dinu Lipatti led to the discovery and publication of previously unknown recordings of this legendary artist. He operates the websites...

A Canadian writer and teacher with a focus on historical piano recordings and the shifting tides of interpretation, Mark Ainley has written about a number of important pianists. His research about Dinu Lipatti led to the discovery and publication of previously unknown recordings of this legendary artist. He operates the websites thepianofiles.com and dinulipatti.com, along with related pages on Facebook. He can be contacted at mark@markainley.com.

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Jascha Spivakovksy: Rediscovered Romantic

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Our appreciation of pianists of the past is based primarily on their recordings. How amazing it is that in this age of digital technology we can listen to the actual playing of pianists born and trained in the nineteenth century—including pupils of Liszt and pianists who studied with Chopin's students—hearing with our own ears pianism from an era t...
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The miracle of music: An interview with Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough has been called a Renaissance Man. In 2009 he was named one of the top twenty living polymaths by The Economist and Intelligent Life magazines. In addition to a full international concert schedule, the award-winning pianist and recording artist—who in 2014 was made a Commander of the British Empire—has been prolifically blogging on Th...
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Committed to Record: An Appreciation of Walter Legge

Committed to Record: An Appreciation of Walter Legge
We now take it for granted that we can walk into a store and find multiple recorded interpretations of the great musical masterpieces, make a few clicks on a computer to order CDs online, or hear a variety of performances on YouTube and other websites. It is hard to imagine a time when recordings of the standard repertoire didn't exist at all. That...
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Musical education is about more than music - An interview with Livia Rèv

Musical education is about more than music - An interview with Livia Rèv
“Very interesting. But not beautiful." Livia Rév is examining some modern art on the main floor of the Institut Hongrois in Paris, an exhibition that was set up between the start of her master class that morning and the lunch break. The Hungarian pianist, who stands barely five feet tall, has hardly finished her pronouncement before she is off agai...
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