Part 6: Silent partners

Contemporary composers should think twice before writing parts no one can hear, says Tristan Jakob-Hoff

Part 5: Singing Mendelssohn's praises

The Hallé and Mark Elder revealed a hidden treasure with their performance of the Second Symphony, says Tristan Jakob-Hoff


Part 4: Anniversaries of note

This year's Proms feature the major anniversaries of several well-known (and not so well-known) composers. But can that make the programmes a little predictable, asks Tristan Jakob-Hoff

Part 3: Taking a stand

Thousands of people each year go Promming, but why is it so popular? Tristan Jakob-Hoff gives you four good reasons to brave the Arena crowds

Part 2: Music for the soles

Standing up for concerts is part of the fun of Promming but it's not always easy. Can the dream combination of Bernard Haitink and Mahler make Tristan Jakob-Hoff forget his aches and pains?

Part 1: a First Night for everything

Our online diarist Tristan Jakob-Hoff joins the Prommers in a packed central arena for a variety-fuelled First Night


Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine Proms Diary!

Writer and critic Tristan Jakob-Hoff introduces his twice-weekly exclusive Proms Diary starting this coming Saturday


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