Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Susan Tomes describes the life of a concert pianist, constantly playing unfamiliar pianos.
4/5 Artist Luke Jerram on how he put over 700 pianos in public places across the world.
3/5 The poet Wendy Cope presents a personal look at pianos in her life.
2/5 Writer Stuart Isacoff explores how the piano's sound has shaped musical history.
1/5 Art critic Alastair Sooke on how the piano has infused and informed painting and the arts.