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

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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

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What went through Maria João Pires’ mind in THAT viral wrong Mozart concerto?

‘It was very scary’ – what went through Maria João Pires’ mind in THAT viral wrong concerto

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

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Tianxu An during the Tchaikovsky Competition mixup

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