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...

Something for the weekend!

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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

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Father of the King's Musick

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