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The Grand La Scala Quiz

It's quiz time at La Scala, Milan! Which artist loves gummy bears? Which artist is a New York Times "overachiever?" Get to know your star-studded cast...

This Week in Music History: Brahms and Tchaikovsky were born (1833/1840)

Brahms and Tchaikovsky shared a birthday but little else. Tchaikovsky thought the German a "mediocre composer" and having met him, "a frightful tippler"...

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No....

The piano 🎹 It may seem obvious to listen to the piano in a piano concerto, but if we look closer, there's a bit more to it than that...

This Week in Music History: The premiere of Brahms’s First Piano...

Full of Christmas cheer, Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann in December 1857:

This Week in Music History: Francis Poulenc is born (1899)

The start of a year, the end of a century: Francis Poulenc was born on January 7, 1899.

This Week in Music History: Vladimir Horowitz is Born (1903)

It’s not entirely clear when Vladimir Horowitz was born, or where. The date was October 1 (in the ‘new’, Gregorian style), but the year isn’t certain. He was once thought to have been born in 1904, but it seems that his passport was doctored in 1925—the year he left the Soviet Union—so that it said he was a year younger than he really was.

Now and then: Daniil Trifonov

One of our favorite things here at medici.tv is being able to follow artists and ensembles over the years. In our new series, Now...

Do you know your Prokofiev?

Which symphony did Prokofiev write twice? Did he really write a piano concerto for just one hand—and if so, which hand? ✋ Take our...

A plethora of pianists!

While classical music connaisseurs are accustomed to seeing groups of string players, brass ensembles, or even saxophone quartets, multiple pianists taking the stage together can...

Can you guess the classical pianist just by seeing their hands?

You might be able to recognize today's top classical pianists if you crossed paths with them on the street, or even be able to...