Classical music - in incredible infographics

We all know classical music sounds good, but who knew it could look so attractive, logical and elegant. Here are a few of our favourite classical music graphics

This is your Brain when you play the piano

This brilliant graphic from Encore Music Lessons shows the many benefits of sitting down at your piano. Those Scarlatti sonatas and Bach preludes sure do a lot for mind and body...

Click for a closer look:

Piano infographic

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

What's the right orchestral instrument for you?

Want to take up a musical instrument but don't know which one? Scared that the instrument  you've chosen - and have been spending all those hours practising - is not the right one for you? Our friends at CBC music have produced this very elegant (and very helpful) flowchart. Give it a go and tell us what you got. 

What's the right orchestral instrument for you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music and the brain

What does listening to music actually do to you? How does it boost creativity, memory and concentration? Muzo Music's graphic gathers together some of the fascinating thoughts and theories.

Muzo Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much sleep does a genius need?

Infographics showing the bedtimes and hours of sleep of certain artistic geniuses have been doing the rounds for a while, but this visualisation of the data from the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey is particularly good, and reveals the sharp contrast between Mozart (late bedtime, five hours' sleep) and Beethoven (early to bed, 10 hours' sleep).

Genius bedtimes infographic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's been killing classical music?

This is a real favourite - a look at all those things over the centuries that people have claimed will bring the artform we love to an end. Happily, none have succeeded so far, but it is a fascinating insight. 

What is killing classical music?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How often is each piano key is pressed in Chopin's Op. 25 Etudes?

We spotted this one on Reddit. A representation of the individual key impressions in Chopin's incredibly virtuosic Etudes. It's an illuminating city of skyscrapers - and exactly the kind of data that could only be expressed in this form. 

Chopin Etudes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do we like music?

We know how it makes us feel, but have you ever wondered why it has this effect? A big question - and it's time to get a little neurosciencey and to designy to unlock the answers.    

Click for a closer look...

Why do we like music

Click for a closer look:

Discover Music

Beethoven String Quartet manuscript Classical Music News

From the most expensive manuscripts to the greatest artist interviews, find out the latest music news first here.

What's on from 6am-8pm

From More Music Breakfast at 6am through to Classic FM Drive at 5pm, we play a mix of feel-good classics and upbeat favourites providing the perfect soundtrack to your day.

Now Playing on Classic FM