August 2009

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, cellist Natalie Clein and trumpeter Alison Balsom tell us what it's like to perform at the world's biggest classical music festival. Plus we highlight this season's 10 must-hear Proms

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The Proms!
As the BBC Proms get under way, we bring you our annual guide to the world's biggest classical music festival

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Gilbert & Sullivan
George Hall wonders whether it's time to appreciate G&S

Evolutionary study
Christopher Dingle on the music that composers have used to portray living creatures since the dawn of time

Goldie at the Proms
The drum & bass star gets to grips with his trickiest job to date: writing for the Proms

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