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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 (1833-1897 : Germany) 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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791 : Austria) 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

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23-year-old countertenor Michael blew judges away on ‘The Piano’ with stunning Baroque performance.

Countertenor delivers ‘spellbinding’ Baroque vocal, securing his place in The Piano final

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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason stuns with blistering take on Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason stuns with blistering take on Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

Ukrainian pianist Daria stunned ‘The Piano’ judges Mika and Lang Lang with a solo piano version of Piazzolla’s ‘Libertango’.

Pianist’s thrilling ‘Libertango’ takes her to The Piano final, after fleeing Ukraine with toddler

10-year-old Sum wows Lang Lang on The Piano with Haydn sonata.

Lang Lang surprises 10-year-old superfan on The Piano after sparkling Haydn solo

Why were piano keys once white and black – and why did they reverse?

Why are piano keys black and white? And when did they change?

Michelle Obama and Jon Batiste play a duet at the piano.

Michelle Obama reveals piano skills in playful ‘Charlie Brown’ duet with Jon Batiste

Lucy Illingworth and her mother on stage at the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle in May 2023

Who is Lucy from The Piano? Blind and neurodivergent young pianist has a new documentary

Duncan captured the hearts of the nation with his moving performance on ‘The Piano’.

80-year-old pianist with dementia moves ‘The Piano’ viewers with beautiful love theme for his wife

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Lang Lang on Lucy, last year’s winner of The Piano

‘She’s a miracle kid’ – star pianist Lang Lang on Lucy, last year’s winner of The Piano

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Hayato Sumino at the Royal Albert Hall

A phone rang during Hayato Sumino’s pin-drop Royal Albert Hall solo – and he duetted with it...

Yunchan Lim plays Rachmaninov in the competition final

Who is Yunchan Lim? Piano sensation’s debut Chopin album, competitions and best performances

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Lucy and her teacher Daniel at Classic FM Live (October 2023)

‘Music is vital to her’ – how neurodivergent The Piano star Lucy speaks through the piano

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World’s only one-handed concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy reveals fascinating history of left hand piano

World’s only one-handed concert pianist reveals fascinating history of left hand piano

Pianist plays 7 levels of 'Twinkle Twinkle'

Pianist plays 7 levels of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ with increasing virtuosity

The 10 greatest pieces by German composer Fanny Mendelssohn.

The 10 greatest pieces of music by Fanny Mendelssohn, ranked

Pianist Angela Hewitt is joined in a Brahms duet by dog, Sani.

Melodious dog joins star pianist Angela Hewitt in a howling Brahms duet