The Disklavier Education Network (DEN) is pleased to announce the addition of the Signature MIDI Collection to the DEN website. You can access the collection using the navigation at the top of the DEN website or by going directly to this location:
The Signature MIDI Collection currently features close to a thousand high quality performances of classical piano literature. The initial collection is based on a library of recordings that have been captured over the years during the various rounds of the International Piano-e-Competition.
These performances are organized in a friendly and searchable database, and all performances are freely downloadable. Plans are in place to expand the collection significantly with other sources of Disklavier recordings, including solo piano performances as well as piano accompaniments for instrumental and vocal repertoire.
The Collection is media rich and includes:
• recorded performances that are optimized for all past and present models of Disklavier and especially for the Disklavier PRO
• images and signatures of the composers
• biographical information
• scholarly cataloging of the compositions themselves
The Signature MIDI Collection provides teachers and institutions with an indispensable educational tool that enables students to listen critically to a wide range of musical performances played on the very instrument on which the student plays. In many cases, students can download and listen to multiple performances of the same work, each representing a unique interpretation.