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A quote of the day from Beethoven

A quote of the day from Beethoven

Beethoven's masterful 'Emperor' concerto takes centre stage at tonight's Prom...

5 facts about Bernd Alois Zimmermann

5 facts about Bernd Alois Zimmermann

What do you need to know about the 20th-century German composer? Our 'Breakfast Promelette' today offers a quick guide

The best electronic orchestral music

The best electronic orchestral music

We bring you the finest examples of contemporary electronic classical music

5 top tips for attending the BBC Proms

5 top tips for attending the BBC Proms

The BBC Music Magazine team shares its advice for making the most of a visit to the Royal Albert Hall

Five facts about the Royal Albert Hall organ

Five facts about the Royal Albert Hall organ

A brief guide to the magnificent Henry Willis pipe organ, which takes up occupancy in London's Royal Albert Hall

What is the World Orchestra for Peace?

What is the World Orchestra for Peace?

As Beethoven's  'Choral' Symphony No. 9 comes to the Proms, we introduce the unique orchestra who will be playing it

The best music by Mendelssohn

The best music by Mendelssohn

With Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto one of the highlights of tonight's BBC Proms programme, we share some of the composer's most memorable music...

What is the Ondes Martenot?

What is the Ondes Martenot?

We explain the workings of the unusual instrument that takes centre stage in Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony

An interview with Anne Denholm

An interview with Anne Denholm

The official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales on playing at the royal wedding and why she loves the music of Sally Beamish and Barbara Strozzi

An interview with Joshua Bell

An interview with Joshua Bell

We meet the violinist ahead of his performance at Festival Napa Valley, where he is playing the soundtrack to The Red Violin 

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