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Will Bill Bailey enter Eurovision? Inside the Strictly star’s classical music and piano training

Will Bill Bailey enter Eurovision? Inside the Strictly star’s classical music and piano training

Pop singers who were classically trained

16 pop singers you probably didn’t know were classically trained

Patrizio Ratto on America’s Got Talent

Pianist stuns America’s Got Talent judges by turning Beethoven into a robotic breakdance fantasy

All the Einaudi music used in Nomadland

Nomadland soundtrack: every Einaudi track used in the Chloé Zhao film

Maple Leaf Rag was Scott Joplin’s biggest hit in his lifetime

7 brilliant rags and pieces by Scott Joplin that you should know

Why do pianos have 88 keys?

A standard piano has 88 keys. But why?

'The Wellerman', but it's ragtime

Pianist gives viral sea shanty ‘The Wellerman’ a ragtime spin and it’s wonderful

Nina Simone & JS Bach

Nina Simone plays a stunning Bach-style fugue in the middle of one of her classic songs

Star Wars Imperial March in the style of Beethoven

Star Wars ‘Imperial March’ in the style of Beethoven sounds momentous and sad

Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

Hip-hop dancer glides to Philip Glass piano music

Hip-hop dancer’s feet ‘glide’ to Philip Glass in breathtakingly fluid performance

Bill Bailey plays The Star Spangled-Banner in a minor key

Comic genius Bill Bailey proves The Star-Spangled Banner sounds way better in a minor key

Princess Elizabeth playing the piano in Buckingham Palace, 1946.

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

Gabriela Montero Hary Potter

Pianist instantly transforms John Williams’ Harry Potter theme into epic Baroque counterpoint

10 of Chopin’s best pieces of music

Best Chopin music: 10 essential pieces by the Romantic composer

Toddler is moved to tears by Beethoven

Toddler moved to tears hearing his sister play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on piano

Can Timothée Chalamet play guitar and piano?

Can Timothée Chalamet really play piano? Watch his Bach performance in Call Me By Your Name

Harry Connick Jr audience claps

Jazz pianist finds ingenious way to correct audience clapping on the wrong beat