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La Scena Musicale - Vol. 5, No. 6

Piano Magazines

by Lucie Renaud / March 1, 2000

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To supplement our piano special, La Scena presents a list of piano magazines:
Piano, le magazine
$14.75 per issue -- comes with a CD (in French)

We talked about this magazine from France in La Scena, Dec.99-Jan.2000. Let's just mention here that in each issue you'll find a pianist's profile and various articles on the piano. Enclosed every month is a complete CD dedicated to a different composer.

Piano and keyboard (previously known as Piano Quarterly)
P.O. Box 2626, San Anselmo, California 94979-2626. (415) 458-8672. web page. Published 6 times a year (subscription : $31.45 US per year)

This periodical contains detailed articles, interviews with renowned classical and jazz pianists, and reviews of new publications and scores, with a definite fondness for more contemporary works. A new piano piece commissioned especially for the magazine is often included for the pleasure of professional pianists and talented amateurs alike. Back issues are available upon request. Essential!

200 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093. (847) 446-8550. Published 10 times a year (available only by subscription : $27 US a year).

This American magazine, geared especially to piano teachers, is already in its 38th year . In each issue are found teachers' profiles, comments on the latest "hot issues" of the teaching world, and a thorough review of newly published material for teaching. In a supplement, "Keys," extensive excerpts of new works are presented to the teacher --who will be anxious to try them out. Also included in each issue is"Piano adventurer," a small magazine for students, making learning classical music fun for children, with profiles of composers, works by students, games... Delightful!

La Muse affiliee
(in French) 4615 Cavendish, Montreal, H4B 2N9. Published 4 times a year. Available free of charge at the École de musique Vincent d'Indy. (Subscription: $5 for 3 issues)

Intended for piano teachers, this recent publication (in its second year) aims to bridge the gap between teachers, parents, and advanced piano students. In each issue can be found a teacher's profile, tools for better teaching, analysis of piano works, and even articles for the younger student. Worth discovering!

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