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Ready, steady, Gogol

This year is the 200th anniversary of one of Russia’s greatest creative writers, Nikolay Gogol. Daniel Jaffé introduces his extraordinary works and the music they inspired

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As the German violinist makes her Proms debut, she tells us why she loves playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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