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Did you know that…

…most of the basic extended piano techniques already existed in the 18th century?

…piano parts of Haydn’s piano trio in C XV:27 and Beethoven’s trio in c opus 1/3 contain octave glissandos?

…clusters have never really been stacks of semitones?

…Cage’s Bacchanale was not originally prepared with weather stripping?

…George Crumb’s Makrokosmos I & II are very often played on pianos for which these compositions are not suited?

…there is new repertoire for children, integrating extended piano techniques into regular pegagogy?

Read on and explore the most comprehensive research on extended piano techniques to date.   

“… most impressive… fascinating … a monumental work… “

                                                                                                   – Daniel Blumenthal

“…all very reliable and thorough… should be on the shelf in every University Library…”

                                                                                                            – Herbert Henck

“… every composer should have this book by his bedside…”

                                                                                                           – Richard Barrett

“…immense, vital piece of work!…”

– James Saunders

“…groundbreaking research…”

 – Prof. Dr. Françis Maes

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