BBC Radio 3's Piano A to Z
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Mon 29 Oct 2012
Z for Zany, an affectionate look at the role of the piano in comedy.
Fri 26 Oct 2012
The Yellow River Piano Concerto led to the popularity of the piano in China.
Thu 25 Oct 2012
The piano attracts more that its fair share of people wanting to see how far it can go.
Tue 23 Oct 2012
What goes into the making of a piano? How do the pianos of today differ from the past.
Mon 22 Oct 2012
Virtuoso is a term applied to many of the world's top pianists of today.
Fri 19 Oct 2012
We celebrate the upright piano.
Wed 17 Oct 2012
Tuning is a highly nuanced art, affecting the tone and colour of an instrument.
Tue 16 Oct 2012
Until the Romantic era the sustain pedal was considered a special effect.
Mon 15 Oct 2012
Répétiteurs are so much more than just pianists.
Thu 11 Oct 2012
Which great pianists would be worth queuing for?
Wed 10 Oct 2012
Page turning is fraught with difficulties, for both pianist and turner
Tue 9 Oct 2012
How do you practice a concerto without an orchestra?
Mon 8 Oct 2012
The piano has played a starring role in some the nation's best loved novels.
Thu 4 Oct 2012
Explore the role of the piano in movies.
Wed 3 Oct 2012
The right hand may be the belle of the ball but the left hand is no dowdy Cinderella.
Sun 21 Feb 0012
There are sad keys and glad keys; F sharp minor is turbulent and C major is sunny.
Mon 1 Oct 2012
Since Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton the piano has been the instrument of Jazz.
Thu 27 Sep 2012
Sit down at the keyboard and simply make music up on the spur of the moment.
Wed 26 Sep 2012
Often when a concert pianist steps onto the stage to perform, they play a hired piano
Tue 25 Sep 2012
Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known of the 20th century.
Mon 24 Sep 2012
Fingers need practice, and practice makes perfect.
Fri 21 Sep 2012
There's an art to choosing and performing an encore, even for the world's top pianists.
Fri 20 Sep 2013
The piano is rare in that it's an instrument that can be played by two people.
Wed 19 Sep 2012
Competitions are a vital part of many classical pianists' careers.
Wed 18 Sep 2013
This is an energetic and rhythmic style of piano playing that originated in the States.
Mon 17 Sep 2012
The action, or hammer mechanism, is the defining development in the history of the piano.
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