The 20 legendary piano recordings that shook the world;
Limelight‘s annual Piano Issue is available now in newsagents and from our online store. Inside, our panel of expert critics choose the 20 piano albums that every self-respecting classical music lover must own. Find out what offerings from Martha Argerich, Glenn Gould, Vladimir Horowitz and other greats deserve a place on your shelf!
Then, classical rockstar James Rhodes writes about his own piano hero, Grigory Sokolov, and explains why he thinks the eccentric Russian is the greatest pianist alive. James recently chose his own Desert Island Discs exclusively for Limelight online.
We explore the timeline of the piano’s evolution into the “king of instruments” over 500 years, discover why Rachmaninov spent decades revising his Fourth Piano Concerto (when there was nothing wrong with the original!) and interview Britain’s leading light of the piano, Benjamin Grosvenor: the youngest pianist ever signed to Decca.