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"Pianist: Masters of the Keys and Melodies" From the soulful compositions of Johannes Brahms to the virtuosic performances of Franz Liszt at 30 years of age

Background imagePianist Collection: Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms at the piano. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a charcoal drawing

Background imagePianist Collection: Franz Liszt at 30 Years of Age

Franz Liszt at 30 Years of Age
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) at the age of 30. Original Artwork: Reproduced from a daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process

Background imagePianist Collection: Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
American composer Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990), writer of symphonic music as well as Broadway shows. (Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Background imagePianist Collection: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827). Original Artwork: Portrait August von Kloeber (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imagePianist Collection: FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist. Photographed in 1849

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist. Photographed in 1849

Background imagePianist Collection: SERGEI RACHMANINOFF. (1873-1943). Russian pianist, composer and conductor. Oil by Boris Chaliapin

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF. (1873-1943). Russian pianist, composer and conductor. Oil by Boris Chaliapin

Background imagePianist Collection: George Gershwin / Musician

George Gershwin / Musician
GEORGE GERSHWIN American composer

Background imagePianist Collection: Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia

Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia
Ballet dancers from the French Academie de Musique et de Danse rehearsing Coppelia (music by Delibes). Mademoiselle Carlotta Zambelli, Italian dancer and teacher, is in pink on the left

Background imagePianist Collection: CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896). German pianist. Wife of Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896). German pianist. Wife of Robert Schumann (1810-1856). German composer. Photographed in 1850

Background imagePianist Collection: McCoy Tyner performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, July 1978

McCoy Tyner performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, July 1978

Background imagePianist Collection: Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog

Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog
Unusual Friends - Mrs Mills, celebrity pianist, with dog. 1960s

Background imagePianist Collection: Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt
Portrait of Franz Liszt. Photogravure reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imagePianist Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician. Seen here in profile, playing a grand piano

Background imagePianist Collection: Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky
Russian-born American composer, conductor and pianist Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) conducting at a recording session in London. (Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Background imagePianist Collection: Russian composer, sergei v, rachmaninov, looking over a manuscript at his piano in the late 1920s

Russian composer, sergei v, rachmaninov, looking over a manuscript at his piano in the late 1920s

Background imagePianist Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imagePianist Collection: The Count Basie Orchestra in concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 18 July 1980

The Count Basie Orchestra in concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 18 July 1980: Count Basie (piano), Cleveland Eaton (bass), Freddie Green (guitar), Gregg Field (drums)

Background imagePianist Collection: FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Photograph, c1860

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Photograph, c1860

Background imagePianist Collection: VLADIMIR HOROWITZ (1903-1989). American (Ukrainian-born) pianist, in concert at Carnegie Hall

VLADIMIR HOROWITZ (1903-1989). American (Ukrainian-born) pianist, in concert at Carnegie Hall, April 1966

Background imagePianist Collection: Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann
Pianist Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann. Digitally tinted halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imagePianist Collection: Liszt conducting in Budapest

Liszt conducting in Budapest
Franzi Liszt conducting his new Oratorio at Budapest, Hungary, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePianist Collection: Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett

Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett
Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989

Background imagePianist Collection: Oscar Peterson in concert at Colston Hall, Bristol, 1955. Artist: Denis Williams

Oscar Peterson in concert at Colston Hall, Bristol, 1955. Artist: Denis Williams
Oscar Peterson in concert at Colston Hall, Bristol, 1955

Background imagePianist Collection: Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
20th February 1970: American composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990). (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imagePianist Collection: Duke Ellington in London

Duke Ellington in London
6th October 1958: American big band leader and legendary jazz pianist Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974), in London. (Photo by Reg Davis/Express/Getty Images)

Background imagePianist Collection: CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896). German pianist and composer. Mrs

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896). German pianist and composer. Mrs. Robert Schumann: lithograph, 19th century

Background imagePianist Collection: FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Painting by Wilhelm von Kaulbach

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886). Hungarian pianist and composer. Painting by Wilhelm von Kaulbach

Background imagePianist Collection: DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974). American musician and composer. Photographed in 1934 by Maurice Seymour

DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974). American musician and composer. Photographed in 1934 by Maurice Seymour

Background imagePianist Collection: Vladimir Horowitz / Hrand

Vladimir Horowitz / Hrand
VLADIMIR HOROWITZ American pianist, born in Russia

Background imagePianist Collection: Johannes Brahms playing the piano (engraving)

Johannes Brahms playing the piano (engraving)
814059 Johannes Brahms playing the piano (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Johannes Brahms playing the piano. German composer and pianist (1833-1897)

Background imagePianist Collection: American singer, Nina Simone, in the UK recording a television programme called

American singer, Nina Simone, in the UK recording a television programme called Sound of Soul for London Weekend Television

Background imagePianist Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imagePianist Collection: IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971). American (Russian-born) composer

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971). American (Russian-born) composer. Pencil drawing, c1935, by Hilda Wiener

Background imagePianist Collection: JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897). German composer and pianist. Original cabinet photograph

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897). German composer and pianist. Original cabinet photograph, 1893

Background imagePianist Collection: Piano teacher and pupil, 1915

Piano teacher and pupil, 1915
Teacher: What does ff mean? Child(learning military march): Fump! Fump! Date: 1915

Background imagePianist Collection: GEORGE GERSHWIN. (1898-1937). American composer. Caricature by William Auerbach-Levy

GEORGE GERSHWIN. (1898-1937). American composer. Caricature by William Auerbach-Levy

Background imagePianist Collection: Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Photograph portrait of Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov, the Russian composer and pianist, probably made in the 1930 s

Background imagePianist Collection: Rubinstein Plays Piano

Rubinstein Plays Piano
ANTON RUBINSTEIN over-enthusiastic pianist plays a tune. So caught up in his performance he is lifted bodily from the stool, long hair & coat-tails flying

Background imagePianist Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician

Background imagePianist Collection: Johannes Brahms, German composer

Johannes Brahms, German composer and musician, seen here as a young man, sitting at a grand piano

Background imagePianist Collection: Russian pianist and composer Anton Grigorevic Rubinstein

Russian pianist and composer Anton Grigorevic Rubinstein
Half-length portrait of the famous Russian pianist and composer Anton Grigorevic Rubinstein (1829-1894) - founder of the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1862. Date: circa 1890

Background imagePianist Collection: Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892. Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Two Young Girls at the Piano, 1892

Background imagePianist Collection: Statue of Franz Liszt, Budapest, Hungary

Statue of Franz Liszt, Budapest, Hungary

Background imagePianist Collection: At the Piano, 1914. Artist: Sergey Vinogradov

At the Piano, 1914. Artist: Sergey Vinogradov
At the Piano, 1914. Found in the collection of the State Art Museum of the Belorussian Republic, Minsk, Belarus

Background imagePianist Collection: Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Ivanovka, Russia, 1913

Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Ivanovka, Russia, 1913. Rachmaninov (1873-1943) with his daughter Irina and pet dog

Background imagePianist Collection: SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943). Russian composer, conductor, and pianist. Photograph

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943). Russian composer, conductor, and pianist. Photograph, early 20th century

Background imagePianist Collection: Portrait of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) engraved by H. Roemer (engraving) (b / w photo)

Portrait of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) engraved by H. Roemer (engraving) (b / w photo)
XIR194126 Portrait of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) engraved by H. Roemer (engraving) (b/w photo) by Jaeger, Carl (1833-87) (after); Private Collection; German, out of copyright

Background imagePianist Collection: Monument to Franz Liszt, 1902, by sculptor Hermann Hahn, Carrara marble, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

Monument to Franz Liszt, 1902, by sculptor Hermann Hahn, Carrara marble, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany



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"Pianist: Masters of the Keys and Melodies" From the soulful compositions of Johannes Brahms to the virtuosic performances of Franz Liszt at 30 years of age, pianists have mesmerized audiences throughout history. Their fingers dance across the ivory keys, breathing life into music that transcends time. Leonard Bernstein's passionate interpretations ignite emotions in every note he plays, while Ludwig Van Beethoven's revolutionary compositions continue to inspire generations. McCoy Tyner's captivating performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1978 brought jazz enthusiasts to their feet, showcasing the versatility and improvisation skills of a true maestro. Even beyond classical realms, George Gershwin enchanted listeners with his fusion of jazz and classical elements. Meanwhile, ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia find solace in the delicate accompaniment provided by talented pianists who bring their movements to life. Clara Schumann not only showcased her prowess as a German pianist but also composed beautiful works that challenged societal norms during her time. Sergei V. Rachmaninov poured his heart into each composition as he meticulously crafted melodies at his piano in the late 1920s. Vladimir Horowitz captivated audiences with his electrifying performances on both sides of the Atlantic, leaving an indelible mark on Carnegie Hall during his concert there in April 1966. And let us not forget Franz Liszt himself - a pioneer who pushed boundaries and redefined what it meant to be a pianist. These extraordinary individuals embody passion, dedication, and artistry within their fingertips. As they navigate through intricate harmonies and unleash powerful crescendos upon enraptured audiences worldwide, these pianists remind us why this instrument holds such timeless allure for both performers and listeners alike.