Cremona Musica 2018: a true international festival

In the 2018 edition Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, the most important Fair for top-range musical instruments, will launch several new projects, starting from some increasingly high-quality events. In the edition taking place between 28 and 30 September 2018, Cremona Musica will combine the usual presence of hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of musical […]

The best apps for classical musicians

In its latest issue Gramophone published a list of the most interesting apps for musicians, from streaming to score-reading. Besides the streaming services covering all genres, such as Spotify or Apple Music, the magazine recommends two specific classical music apps: Idagio and Primephonic. One of the most interesting features of Idagio is a “mood wheel”, […]

AI enabled a dancer to play a piano by his movements

Yamaha has released a video showing the famous dancer Kaiji Moriyama accompanied by a piano that translated his movement into music, thanks to AI and the Yamaha Disklavier Enspire piano. The performance was held in Tokyo, at the end of November, in an event entitled “Mai Hi Ten Yu”, that was organized with the cooperation […]

Cremona Musica flies to Madrid to enhance its International offer

Cremona Musica has always looked to International markets in order to enhance its offer and maintain the high standard of the event, whose next edition is taking place between 28 and 30 of September 2018. For this reason last week a delegation of Cremona Musica went to Spain, a country with a great tradition of […]

A Century of Italian Music is now online for free: www.canzoneitaliana.it

200.000 Italian songs released between 1900 and 2000 are now online for free, together with one hundred thematic playlists and further information in eight different languages. An “encyclopedia” dedicated to all enthusiasts of Italian music, who will be able to find their favorite songs and artists. The new website canzoneitaliana.it was created to promote this […]

Steven Isserlis’ inspiring suggestions to young musicians

The great British cellist Steven Isserlis published a very personal and involving post on his Facebook page, addressed to young musicians, talking about career and how to build a successful and happy life: “everybody will suffer setbacks at some time or another in their career; and sometimes it’s the best thing that can happen to […]

Daniel Barenboim becomes a cartoon to teach kids to love classical music

Daniel Barenboim will star in “Max & Maestro”, a new International animated TV series created to make kids interested in classical music. The plot deals with Max, a young boy who, while looking for his ball, casually meets Maestro and hears him playing piano. From then Max dreams of becoming a pianist, and Maestro, who […]

How does a 6-meter-long piano sound?

Well, with deeper bass, but it can handle also the softer notes, according to those who had a chance to play it. The 6-meter-long piano was built by the New Zelander piano builder Adrian Mann, 28, as a “gigantic experiment”, as he said, but the outcome is more interesting than expected. “With this piano, there […]

The piano you can tune while playing

It might be a revolutionary idea for the world of music: a piano that enable musicians to alter the tuning while playing. Its name is Fluid Piano and it was invented in 2009 by the British composer Geoffrey Smith. The instrument looks like a typical acoustic piano, but has a system of sliders that enable […]