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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 (1756-1791 : Austria) Conductor: Uri Segal Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra Soloists: Radu Lupu Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 478 2922

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791 : Austria) Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Maurizio Pollini Record label: Deutsche Grammophon

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

News & features

Maria João Pires in 1999, when she had learned the wrong piano concerto.

When Maria João Pires learned the wrong piano concerto, but had a ‘miraculous’ recovery

Manchester City footballer Nathan Aké plays piano

Star Manchester City footballer Nathan Aké is donating pianos to local schools

Rare footage of George Gershwin playing ‘I Got Rhythm’ on piano unearthed

Rare footage of George Gershwin playing ‘I Got Rhythm’ on piano unearthed

How George Gershwin wrote ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in just five weeks.

Rhapsody in Blue: How Gershwin’s hastily composed ‘jazz concerto’ became his greatest masterpiece

Mozart’s first piece, written at the age of five

Listen to the first piece that Mozart ever wrote… when he was FIVE years old

Playing piano can help boost your memory in later life, study finds.

Singing and playing an instrument can boost brainpower and memory in later life, study finds

Classic FM welcomes the entire Kanneh-Mason family to host their first ever radio series

Who are the Kanneh-Masons? All you need to know about the exceptional musical family

Tianxu An during the Tchaikovsky Competition mixup

Soloist horrified as orchestra starts playing wrong concerto in piano competition nightmare

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Arsha Kaviani Rachmaninov

Why this virtuoso reimagined a Rachmaninov Concerto as an epic for solo piano

Cat piano prodigy surprises owner with tuneful solo.

Owner catches her cat playing the piano, with surprising virtuosity…

Does Timothée Chalamet really sing in new film ‘Wonka’?

Did Timothée Chalamet really sing in Wonka, and what instruments can he play?

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Arsha Kaviani plays Rachmaninov at Classic FM Live

Rising star pianist’s thrilling Rachmaninov finale blows away a packed Royal Albert Hall

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

Menahem Pressler makes his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The incredible moment 90-year-old Menahem Pressler made his DEBUT with the Berlin Philharmonic

Princess of Wales tells of Lang Lang inspiration for budding pianist Princess Charlotte

Princess of Wales tells of Lang Lang inspiration for budding pianist Princess Charlotte

Colette Maze, who became the oldest pianist to record an album aged 108, has died at the age of 109.

World’s oldest recording pianist, the inspiring Colette Maze, dies aged 109