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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897 : Germany) Conductor: Paavo Jarvi Ensemble: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Nicholas Angelich Record label: Virgin Catalogue ID: 50999 5189982

Johannes Brahms Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Leif Ove Andsnes Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: CDC 5565832

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Conductor: Uri Segal Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra Soloists: Radu Lupu Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 478 2922

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Maurizio Pollini Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4775795

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Soloists: Jonathan Biss Record label: EMI Classics Catalogue ID: 50999 21727023

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (1) artwork

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (1) Robert Schumann (1810-1856 : Germany) Ensemble: Orchestra of Opera North Soloists: Howard Shelley Record label: Chandos Catalogue ID: CHAN 10509

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (2/3) artwork

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (2/3) Robert Schumann (1810-1856 : Germany) Conductor: Antonio Mendez Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Soloists: Ingrid Fliter Record label: Linn Catalogue ID: CKD 555

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (2/3) artwork

Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54 (2/3) Robert Schumann (1810-1856 : Germany) Conductor: Marc Albrecht Ensemble: Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg Soloists: Martin Helmchen Record label: Pentatone Catalogue ID: PTC 5186333

Franz Schubert (1797-1828 : Austria) Soloists: Thomas Ades; Belcea Quartet; Corin Long Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: 5576642

Franz Schubert (1797-1828 : Austria) Soloists: Leopold String Trio; Paul Lewis; Graham Mitchell Record label: Hyperion Catalogue ID: CDA 67527

Franz Schubert (1797-1828 : Austria) Ensemble: ;Richard Duven, Peter Riegelbauer Soloists: Alfred Brendel; Tabea Zimmermann; Thomas Zehetmair Record label: PHILIPS Catalogue ID: 4460012

News & features

Howling singing dog

Owner’s secret footage catches dog playing and singing at a piano

Yunchan Lim performs Rachmaninov to win the final of the Van Cliburn competition under Marin Alsop.

Youngest ever Van Cliburn winner moved Marin Alsop to tears with this rapturous Rachmaninov

Epic Kate Bush cover turns ‘Running Up That Hill’ into a virtuosic piano fantasia

Epic Kate Bush cover turns ‘Running Up That Hill’ into a virtuosic piano fantasia

Pianist Lang Lang aged 12

Unearthed footage of 12-year-old Lang Lang shows the pianist’s incredible raw talent

Rhapsody Rabbit meets the cast of Family Guy...

Musical YouTuber reveals which cartoon characters *actually* play the piano correctly

Princess Elizabeth playing the piano in Buckingham Palace, 1946.

Queen Elizabeth II plays piano, sang madrigals at Windsor, and has two honorary music degrees

Darynka at the piano with her many awards

Russian grenade planted in Ukrainian 10-year-old’s piano: ‘They left a bombshell for a child’

Alberto Cartuccia Cingolani, aged 5, is an Italian piano prodigy

5-year-old Italian piano prodigy plays astonishing Mozart for competition audience

‘Invalid piano’ played by bedridden invalids is the bizarre invention of the day

This piano for bedridden musicians was a real-life 1930s invention

Pianist Lionel Yu creates genius dubstep remix of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata

Pianist creates genius dubstep remix of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, in front of live audience

Alexander Toradze had been performing with the Vancouver Symphony when he suffered heart failure

Concert pianist who suffered heart failure during a concerto performance, has died

Odenplan piano staircase

This piano staircase social experiment revealed how music makes everything better

Actress Marlene Dietrich singing for a group of GI's in France

During World War II Steinway pianos were parachuted onto battlefields to provide relaxation

Alexander Toradze was performing with the the Vancouver Symphony

Vancouver pianist suffers heart failure during concerto performance, continues playing

Beethoven’s music gets turned upside down in this creative reimagining

Beethoven’s Für Elise sounds surprisingly enchanting when ‘twisted’ upside down

Yaroslav Korolev plays in the destroyed Palace of Labour

Pianist plays beautiful melody in the ruins of Kharkiv, in a scene reminiscent of ‘The Pianist’