Pianodao has developed a reputation for balanced, independent reviews. If you are looking for fresh publications of good solo piano music, here are some that I have recently enjoyed reviewing.
ADVANCED sheet music is around UK Grade 7 level and above.
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Elena Kats-Chernin: Piano Village
“In short, I would say that these pieces are a valuable addition to the repertoire. There is a significant and important niche that Piano Village fills, and it does so with genuine class and style.”
ABRSM Spectrum 5
“In short, here’s the best collection of new “contemporary classical” miniatures for piano that I have seen in years.”
Alan Bullard: 12 or 13 Preludes
“Above all they are a joy to play purely for their own delights, and will undoubtedly make attractive additions to concert programmes.”
Christopher Norton’s Jazz Piano Sonata
Also from Christopher Norton, highly recommended:
In Concert – LCM Diploma Anthology
“LCM Publications have, with In Concert, produced a brilliant and varied collection of advanced piano music whose appeal should go far beyond those with the narrow interest of taking one of LCM’s Piano Diploma exams.”
Jevdet Hajiyev: Piano Collection 1
“Piano Collection book 1 is a wonderful introduction to Hajiyev’s work, and comes very warmly recommended. The publication deserves every success, and will hopefully do much to bring Hajiyev’s music to a wider audience.”
Jan Freidlin: Four Stories
“The four pieces in this collection are certainly well worth the effort, and would make an excellent project for any more advanced player looking to explore fresh music, and who primarily uses the score to discover new works.”