Surprise performers at Proms Last Night

Celebrity artists recreate Gerard Hoffnung’s mayhem

Sarah Connolly

As she gets ready to make her debut at the Last Night of the Proms, the mezzo-soprano talks Gershwin, costume changes and being 'obsessed' with the role of Dido

Nelson Goerner

The Argentine pianist, who stars on our October cover CD, tells us why Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 packs an emotional punch

Authoritative Prokofiev from Alban Gerhardt

Hear a clip from the Cello Concerto in E minor

Broadcast highlights

Our pick of the week's classical music programmes for 7-13 September

Simon Rattle takes on Brahms

Hear a clip from the Berlin Philharmonic's latest disc here

Something for the weekend!

The quotes, clips and links we like…

Highlights of the World Orchestra for Peace concert in Krakow

Watch a short video of extracts from Tuesday's concert marking 70 years since the start of World War II

Inventive Mozart from Gidon Kremer

Hear a clip from the Violin Concerto in B flat

Music from the floodplains

Listen to a clip from the Kronos Quartet's latest disc here