"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
A new concept piano priced at 200,000 euros hopes to offer a more balanced and powerful sound, better directed at the audience.
One of the most outstanding bass-baritones of our time, Bryn Terfel returned to the stage of La Scala in Milan – with a very personal recital.
A state-of-the-art concert hall with unrivalled acoustics; these are the credentials that enable Montreal to host the great artists of today and
Crouched over their keyboards, the intensity of the moment etched on their faces, two pianists give a free-flowing, improvised performance in a
Christophe Schreiber is organising concerts in a unconventional new venue as a way of encouraging new audiences to discover classical music. Until
South Korean pianist Yeaji Kim has been completely blind since the age of 13 and learned to play piano using Braille scores, meaning that each page
He has been on the crest of a “jazz wave” for decades now. An adventurer in music, exploring all the genres, he’s even invented one or two Chick
Concerto Number One for Piano and Orchestra by Johannes Brahms is the piece Hélène Grimaud chose to perform on her tour in Japan, a country the
Natural beauty, spectacular gardens… one of Tuscany’s most enchanting estates, tucked away in the lush green hills, La Foce; its fascinating history
On the streets of Paris, there’s a new addition to the urban environment: pianos, free to use for professionals and amateurs alike.
Chilly Gonzales – the classically trained pianist, comedian-cum-cabaret artist, and burgeoning sitcom writer – is currently on tour across Europe
The legendry Cuban musician Bebo Valdes who is said to have been the founder of Latin Jazz, has died at the age of 94.
Valdes began his career as
Stefano Bollani is a popular Italian jazz pianist who also plays classical music. In Rome he performed Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, conducted
Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and conductor Fabio Luisi (in Italian).
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is considered one of the most harrowing pieces in the classical repertoire.
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is
Four hands, two sisters. They are the most famous piano duo in the world: Katia and Marielle Labèque from the Basque region of France.