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Links

"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best".

Frank Zappa

 

—  Links Of Interest  —

Here are links to some of our favorite websites. Just click on the headings.

INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARCHIVES
If you're interested in the performing history of the piano, this is the site to check out.

PIANO TECHNICIANS' GUILD
What's going through your piano tech's mind? This great website is full of information about all aspects of the piano.

UK PIANO PAGE
Marvelous website loaded with articles and piano info and lore. This is the site of the Association of Blind Piano Tuners (UK).

STEINWAY AND SONS
Jean owns a "D" and a "B". Find out the year your Steinway was made by its serial number.

RENNER USA
Lots of action (keyboard action, that is) on this website. The virtual piano action is great!

THE PIANO EDUCATION PAGE
If you are a piano teacher, student, or parent of a student, you need to check out this website.

WOMEN AT THE PIANO
A very interesting site about - you guessed it - famous women pianists of the past and present.

THE AMERICAN LISZT SOCIETY
Franz Liszt lives!!

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF SOCIETY

Website dedicated to the composing and performing genius.

ALFRED CORTOT
Site dedicated to one of the greatest figures of 20th century pianism.

ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI
Website showcasing this superb pianist. Read about him in either English or Italian!

CLARION MUSIC
This site really has nothing to do with the piano, but there are so many beautiful and exotic musical instruments from all over the world to be seen (and purchased) here, we just dig it.


MIXED SIGNALS:
A CONVERSATION WITH JEAN ALEXIS SMITH

 By Robert Schulslaper 
Music is as natural to humanity as speech and should flow as freely as birdsong. But what happens when that flow is impeded? That’s the problem pianist Jean Alexis Smith faced when her ability to play was gradually compromised by focal hand dystonia, a serious neurological condition. For this interview, rather than discuss her latest CD, Bach in Transcription (see the appended reviews), she’s chosen to recount her up-hill struggles with this still-mysterious ailment: It’s an important, informative, and ultimately inspiring story.