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Six of the best... viola players

Six of the best... viola players

Who are the world's most famous violists? From Lionel Tertis to Lawrence Power, we name six of the instrument's greatest exponents

Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

Uncovering the story of Mendelssohn's complex religious identity made sense of her own childhood, says Sheila Hayman, the composer's great great great great-niece. She tells us what it was like to film the tale

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Gary Burton

The jazz vibraphone player inspired Pat Metheny to take up jazz guitar and to later join his Quartet in the 1970s. Burton tells us what it’s like to play again with this line-up after 30 years…

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The Musical Museum, Middlesex

Explore an intriguing collection of automatic instruments

Haochen Zhang

One of the two gold medallists in this year's Van Cliburn competition, at 19 Zhang was also the youngest contestant. He tells us what it's like to win one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions

René Jacobs

The Belgian conductor explains why the ancient Greek tale of Idomeneo, as interpreted by Mozart, is now more relevant than ever

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...

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