iTunes launch new ‘Proms Room’

Weekly free download to tie-in with Proms concerts

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iTunes have launched a ‘Proms room’ to allow BBC Proms audiences to download a free track each week, from an album linked to that week's Proms. 

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor’s album of Chopin, Liszt and Ravel is the first album of the week, available for £6.99, and the first free download, from that album, is Scherzo No. 3 by Chopin.

Grosvenor is performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the first night of the Proms on 15 July.

The iTunes ‘Proms room’ will also highlight music coming up later on in the festival in sections such as ‘Pick of the Proms’, ‘Looking Ahead’ and ‘Choral Sundays’.

Havergal Brian’s Gothic Symphony, to be performed on 17 July, is one of the iTunes picks, as well as Antonio Pappano’s recording of Rossini’s William Tell, which he will be conducting at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 July.

Elizabeth Davis