News Archive


Venturing Into Bop Territory, Armed With Renditions of Standards

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello and his trio belong to a conservative tradition that treats jazz as a kind of chamber music closely aligned with classical keyboard. George Shearing, the pianist who they honored in the show “The Smiling Piano: A Tribute to the Artistry of Jazz Piano Icon...

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Blind Pianist’s Magic Touch

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii has magic hands and an amazing ear for music.

The award-winning Japanese musician makes his Singapore debut tonight at the Esplanade Concert Hall, playing Chopin and Debussy at a recital promoters say sold out nearly two months ago.

“Chopin is one...

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Music We Love Now: Three Must-Hear Piano Albums

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The young Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder shines in , Jorge Federico Osorio reintroduces an intoxicating Mexican concerto and Elisveta Blumina reveals the gentle side of Ukrainian composer .

Hear the Music

Elisaveta Blumina plays Silvestrov’s piano music.

 

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Veteran Pianist Wins Kyoto Prize

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

American jazz legend Cecil Taylor was among three winners of an annual Japanese award for global achievement.

The Inamori Foundation announced yesterday that this year’s Kyoto Prize also went to a US inventor of one of the most widely used integrated circuit memory systems and to a Japanese...

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Friday, June 28th, 2013

Musikmesse 2013: Here’s a first look at the new Novation Bass Station II, a new $500 analog synth beast, via Nick...

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Pianists Launch Classic Concert Series

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Nederburg Concert Series will start its winter programme at the weekend. The series, which takes place on the Nederburg Manor House’s lawns, will begin with classical recitals by some of the best musicians in the country. Expect to watch award-winning pianists, trios, duos, sopranos, violinists...

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Korg MS-20 mini Song

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Korg MS-20 mini Song

Check out this fun take on multi-track recording using only an MS-20 Mini as the sound source (and an iPad for drum triggering over the MS-20 Mini’s USB MIDI).

All sounds are made with the Korg MS-20 mini synth