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The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet 8pm - 10pm
26 July 2019, 16:50
How far could the great pianists stretch their hands? We take a look at just how big the hands of the star virtuosos were, from Rachmaninov to Liszt and Barenboim to Lang Lang.
We've put together an infographic to show you just how far some of history's keyboard greats could stretch their ivory-tinklers - from the surprisingly tiny to the majestically huge (we're looking in your direction, Sergei).
Click on the image below to see the full-size infographic.