Articles by Cosmo Buono, Special Contributing Writer

Cosmo Buono, Special Contributing Writer, is a Steinway Artist, teacher, consultant, and philanthropist who works to prepare the current generation of classical musicians to launch and sustain careers as working professional musicians.
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The Chopin Prelude in A Major Amplified

The Chopin Prelude in A Major is a very short piece that offers a wonderful study in dynamics, color, and rubato. Find tips on how to achieve these effects. »

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Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, First Movement, Amplified

The Beethoven Moonlight Sonata's first movement is not as simple as it seems; find historical context and tips on ways to interpret the piece with rubato. »

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The Chopin Prelude in E Minor Amplified

Gain insight into how to play and interpret the Chopin Prelude in E Minor, from using tempo rubato to convey emotion to balancing the right and left hands. »