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The History of the Pianoforte – A Documentary by Eva and Paul Badura Skoda

The fascinating history of the piano told in a 90-minute film featuring instruments from the worlds oldest surviving piano (built in 1720 by Cristofori) to a new Bösendorfer Computer Grand.
Pianists Paula Badura-Skoda, Malcolm Bilson, Jörg Demus, Gerlinde Otto, Hans Kann, Rudolf Scholz and others play more than 30 instruments.
Musicologist Eva Badura-Skoda publishes extensively on the history of the piano and on performance – practice problems of the 18th and 19th centuries.


Gabriela Montero premiers her own „Latin” Piano Concerto with the NOSPR and Maestra Marin Alsop in Katowice

NOSPR Katowice: Gabriela Montero / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop / © Photo: Grzegorz Mart

On February 9, 2024, the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero returned to Katowice after 26 years. In the NOSPR Concert Hall, she performed her “Latin” Piano Concerto with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director and first conductor, Maestra Marin Alsop.


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