A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano

A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream has always been a bit of a fascination for musicians and composers. There are a number of classical music interpretations of this famous literary work including music by Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten. Continue reading “A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Piano”

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

If you attended a comic book store last week as part of free comic book day then you might be in the mood for some comic inspired piano playing! Continue reading “Free Comic Book Day”

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Tomorrow, there will be yet another excellent concert of piano music in St James’ Church, Piccadilly. This particular concert will be focussed on piano duets by Dvorak, Ravel, and Moskowski. Continue reading “Piano Duets in St James’ Church”

Imogen Cooper in Wendover

Piano Music in Wendover

If you are in the Wendover area this week then there is a fantastic piano concert on your doorstep! Imogen Cooper will be performing a concert of four pieces of piano music on Saturday at 7:30pm. The concert will be held in St Mary’s Church and tickets start at just £1 for accompanied school children and £16 for normal price entries. For more information about the concert and ticket purchases you can visit the official Wendover Music website. Continue reading “Imogen Cooper in Wendover”

Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

This isn’t the first time that Flight of the Bumblebee has featured on this piano blog, but sometimes brilliant things deserve more than one mention. In the light of the British weather finally warming up, there has never been a more appropriate time to talk about this magnificent piece of piano music. Continue reading “Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee”

Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2018

Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2018

This Wednesday, the Ribble Valley International Piano Week will kick off with an evening of sensational piano music. The event is held annually in Blackburn, Lancashire and has been growing in popularity since it launched way back in 1987. The Ribble Valley International Piano Week often features concerts from world class pianist guests, and there are always super events throughout the week. If you are a pianist, professional or beginner, this week will have something for you! Continue reading “Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2018”

Visit the Chase Direct Store

Visit the Chase Direct Store

Many people know that Chase Direct sell pianos, but what most people don’t realise is that we also have a physical store in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Continue reading “Visit the Chase Direct Store”

Beethoven in the South

Beethoven in the South

Beethoven concerts are a fairly common occurrence, but you don’t often find them in the rural South of England. This week however, there will be a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no 4 in The Strode, Theatre Street (BA16 0AB). The Orchestra playing is the Mid-Somerset Orchestra and they are bound to give audience members a night to remember. Continue reading “Beethoven in the South”

Beethoven Meets Chopin

Beethoven Meets Chopin

If you know anything about classical composers then you ought to know that Beethoven and Chopin had nothing to do with each other. They are both magnificent composers in their own right, but they lived at different times, in different countries, and their music compositions fall into entirely different classical genres. Continue reading “Beethoven Meets Chopin”

Music inspired by Wartime

Music inspired by Wartime

Classic FM published a post last month exploring some of the most well known classical music inspired by wartime. The post featured twelve different pieces of music and a short commentary on each which are all fascinating to read. The whole article can be found on the Classic FM website. Continue reading “Music inspired by Wartime”