Piano

Resources

RESOURCES FOR PIANO ACADEMY STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Classical Music Directories and Databases
Hone Your Skills
Libraries and Archives
Performance History
Musical Wellness
Music News, Music Journals, and Associations
  • http://www.andante.com Andante Newsletter (online): listings for thousands of current musical events, extensive virtual library, hear archival and current concerts from Concertgebouw, La Scala, Vienna, London and Philadelphia. Concise Grove's Dictionary; discographies.. Links to 12,000 classical web sites. Subscription is ca. $10/mo.
  • http://www.classicalmusicworld.com/ Site of International Piano, a slick magazine with a European and world focus.
  • http://www.gramophone.co.uk/ Site of Gramophone Magazine, one of the best music magazines. Subscribe online.
  • http://ejw.i8.com/musice-j.htm Electronic journals for music.
Online Music and Record Stores
For your Listening Pleasure
Music Software
Pianos
  • http://www.fazioli-piano.com/homeen.html Interesting info. on the sound features, technology and manufacture of the prestigious hand-made Fazioli pianos
  • http://www.frederickcollection.org/recordings.html Frederick Historic Piano Collection - see and hear pianos from Mozart's time to Debussy's. The collection is located at the Historical Piano Study Center, Ashburnham MA. Seventeen period instruments are in playing condition; many more await restoration.
  • http://www.oldpianos.com/ pictures of Greg Flannagan's personal collection of historic pianos, many of them lesser-known makes.
  • http://pianomuseum.org/pages/frontpage.shtml Site of the new Piano Museum near Boston; site is still under construction but already has photos of a number of their instruments up.
  • http://www.ptg.org/ The Piano Page, site of the Canadian Piano Technicians' Guild. Heaps of information about the piano, useful links, photos.
  • http://www.rennerusa.com/ For those fascinated by the craft of piano construction; features virtual-action model of working parts.
  • http://www.steinway.com/ Learn about instrument care and things to take note of when selecting a piano, take a virtual tour of the factory, check out the newest models, buy Steinway gear.
  • http://www.uk-piano.org/history/history.html British site with loads of information on piano history, articles on famous makes like Broadwood, virtual tour of a piano factory, a forum where you can "ask an expert" where to find information on your piano (free)
  • http://www.ptg.org/museum/viennese.htm Historical piano, info. and photos
For Piano Teacher-Performers