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From classical composers to rock star pianists; read about famous and up-and-coming pianists from all musical genres.
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10 Pianists Who Revolutionized Jazz
Jazz music wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for these 10 piano masters - learn what they did to change jazz music forever.

Profile of Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson is hailed as Canada's first jazz legend. Learn how he rose to worldwide fame as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

Billy Joel Stern Show Interview
Nov 16, 2010 — Brief on Billy Joel's interview on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius.

Profile of Georg Friedrich Händel
Read all about the life and music of German Baroque composer and keyboardist Georg Friedrich Händel (by Aaron Green at Classicalmusic.about.com).

Profile of Ray Charles
Read about the life of piano genius Ray Charles, and how he broke through multiple musical genres (by Espie Estrella at MusicEd.about.com).

Profile of Alicia Keys
Read the biography of Grammy Award-winning R&B pianist Alicia Keys (by Bill Lamb at Top40.about.com).

Mozart Gets Credit for Two "New" Keyboard Compositions
Aug 2009 — The two recently discovered musical fragments – formerly considered anonymous scribblings – are now believed to make up a full movement of a keyboard concerto written by Amadeus himself.

Profile of Axl Rose
Axl Rose is best known as the lead singer for the 80s rock band "Guns n' Roses," but his amazing talents as a pianist can be heard on most of their albums (particularly Use Your Illusion I & II). Read a brief bio highlighting his musical inspiration and how he started as a pianist (by Marc Latham at RockMusic.suite101.com).

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