It shouldn't happen to a piano…

In the July issue of BBC Music Magazine we present 15 truly unpleasant ways in which pianos have been treated over the years. Six of those occasions were, alas, filmed for posterity. Here they are...

Something for the weekend!

The links, clips and quotes we like…

Jack Liebeck

The 28-year-old violinist tells us why he’s championing Dvořák's Violin Concerto on his first recording for Sony Classical

Ocean Hotel, Isle of Wight

Stay in the hotel visited by Richard Strauss

Idil Biret

After recording all Beethoven's piano works over the past two decades, the Turkish pianist discusses the challenges posed by his music

Something for the weekend!

The links, clips and quotes we like…

Father of the King's Musick

On the trail of Henry VIII, Lucie Skeaping uncovers the tale of a forgotten manuscript

Barcelona vs Manchester

OK, so Barcelona has the better football team. But which city has the greater musical heritage? Jeremy Pound compares the two…

Semyon Bychkov

Fresh from performing and recording Lohengrin, the Russian conductor explains how Wagner's music transcends what might otherwise appear to be overblown myth

Six of the best… organs (part 1)

Oliver Condy's quick guide to some of the greatest pipe organs in the world
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